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Since from August 9, fully vaccinated non-essential travellers from the United States were allowed to travel Canada without quarantine requirements, potential clientele for businesses in tourist areas substantially expanded. Restaurateurs facing extreme labour shortages, want the Government to make it easier to hire immigrants and foreign workers. Todd Barclay, president and chief executive officer of the industry association Restaurants Canada, said that ‘restaurants are key to bringing Canadians back to work, but precarious conditions over the past 18-plus months have created unprecedented hiring challenges.’