I didn't say essential. I said non-discretionary. That's the word the government is using to describe people coming to Canada to study, or work, or to become permanent residents.I'm pretty sure that every single communication has been that this applies for non-essential travel.
As you yourself point out, Essential right now is extremely narrowly defined. You're a trucker, or you work in the transport industry, or in the medical industry installing vital infrastructure.
So why talk of "going on a vacation we could have postponed" as if that describes people on this forum?
It's almost definitely going to be considered non-discretionary/non-optional (so people will be let into the country) but also not essential (so no waiving of the 2000$ tax). After all that's how it is currently.right now, travelling to rejoin family or take up work is considered non-essential, but who knows if it will be considered as such for the purposes of the Hotel au Fed.
I doubt it - Trudeau said there would be "very few exceptions". I really doubt he means us. But there is always hope.The language in the announcement does seem to indicate there will be exceptions. So maybe there will be something along those lines once the details come out.