Canada to drop ArriveCan app, ease COVID-19 border restrictions: sources

Drivers crossing the land border between Canada and the United States. Travellers are reminded to be mindful of border wait times and should cross during non-peak hours (Adam Atkinson/CHCH News).

The federal cabinet is expected to discuss national COVID-19 restrictions at a meeting Thursday afternoon.

Multiple Liberal ministers have confirmed there have been talks on whether to continue the mandatory use of the ArriveCan app for international travellers and other border restrictions set to expire Sept. 30.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has followed the advice of medical experts throughout the pandemic.

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu says talk of ending restrictions might have something to do with the science changing last week when Pierre Poilievre was installed as the new Tory leader.