- Canadian Truckers Are Planning Massive Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
by Al Sciola, https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/news
Truckers are playing tug-of-war with Canada’s government as thousands continue to defy the current vaccine mandate.
As of January 15, truckers entering Canada from the United States are required to be vaccinated. The federal government confirmed this after a statement from the Canada Border Services Agency mistakenly said that Canadian truck drivers would be exempt from the vaccine mandate.
Since then, talks of damage to Canada’s supply chain have surrounded the issue. Now, both unvaccinated and vaccinated truckers are standing in solidarity against the mandate in a planned convoy protest set for January 28.
According to a Facebook group with over 1700 members called Convoi Pour la liberté 2022 (Freedom convoy 2022), and a public page of the same name, a large assembly of truckers from around the country will protest the federal mandate at border crossings at St-Théophile in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, Stanstead in the Eastern Townships and St-Bernard-de-Lacolle in the Montérégie.