Federal Government announces discontinuance of ArriveCAN within weeks of TDF's legal challenge

Mandatory use of ArriveCAN is set to expire at month's end. 

TORONTO: The Federal Government has announced that it will discontinue the mandatory use of ArriveCAN at the end of September. The announcement came just over a month after The Democracy Fund (TDF) brought a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada challenging the legality and constitutionality of ArriveCAN.

TDF represents over two thousand people across Canada who have been charged with Quarantine Act offences, including offences for not using ArriveCAN. Tickets for failing to use ArriveCAN can exceed $6,000 when surcharges are applied.

Quarantine Officers will often stack tickets against persons for failing to comply with government orders when crossing the border. One family from British Columbia that TDF represents faces almost $25,000 in fines for allegedly not complying with the Quarantine Act when crossing the border. Unfortunately, their story is not unique, as TDF represents other families in similar predicaments.

According to Alan Honner, the lawyer behind TDF's ArriveCAN challenge, TDF is considering its next steps with the federal lawsuit. "The issue is not moot for persons charged with failing to use ArriveCAN," says Honner. Whatever happens, TDF will continue to represent persons charged for failing to use ArriveCAN.

To help in the fight against unconstitutional mandates, laws and government overreach, you can make a tax-deductible donation to support TDF.

About The Democracy Fund:

Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.