Trudeau minister: Canada in talks with NHL, MLB about border exemptions


OTTAWA — Canadian officials are in talks with both the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball about exemptions that could open a path for professional athletes to cross the heavily restricted U.S.-Canada border.

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told POLITICO in an interview Thursday that separate discussions with the leagues could result in “national interest exemptions,” which would allow players to avoid some of the pandemic-driven border measures.

But Mendicino stressed the proposals must first get

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