The minister said he assumes security authorities signed off on the arrangement.
A political push to formally designate even that violent far-right group as terrorists could set a dangerous precedent.
Eustachio Gallese killed Marylene Levesque while out on day parole nearly a year ago.
Officials are monitoring and collecting information about the group with an aim to adding them to the list.
Canada has a duty to protect its elderly and vulnerable prisoners, said Minister Bill Blair.
“The advice has been unequivocal. Now is not the time to be travelling,” said Minister Bill Blair.
Community transmission within Canada remains the nation's biggest problem, Dr. Howard Njoo says.
“We have introduced a number of policies to keep Canadians safe but must remain flexible and adapt to the evolving COVID-19 situation,” Bill Blair said.
The border has been shut to non-essential travel since March.
Non-essential travel has been banned since March due to COVID-19.