By Jonathan Bradley
A Canadian woman is fighting to get her British fiance into the country as she undergoes cancer treatment.
Sarah Campbell, an art therapy graduate student from Stratford, Ont., was supposed to get married to Jacob Taylor on June 27, but he was prevented from entering the country when Canada closed its border because of COVID-19.
Campbell decided she would go to the United Kingdom to get married because she is a dual citizen and that country did not close its borders. But then she discovered a lump on her neck.
Doctors told her it was thyroid cancer.
In the House of Commons, her MP, John Nater, asked for an exemption for her fiance to come to Canada from Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair.
Blair responded to Nater with a rejection email a few hours after the request was made. Blair said Taylor could not come in because he did not qualify for one of the 23 exemptions outlined in government policy.