As U.S. prepares to reopen border, some urge Canada to relax testing requirement

This item is part of Watching Washington, a regular dispatch from CBC News correspondents reporting on U.S. politics and developments that affect Canadians. 

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The U.S. is about to open its land border to non-essential travel.

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