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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Numerous truckers headed to Ottawa in ‘Freedom Rally’ convoy against vaccine order


Key takeaways: 

  • The mandate for cross-border truckers went into result on Jan. 15; the rally was anticipated to take a week.
  • A convoy of trucks is heading to Ottawa to oppose a federal vaccine order for cross-border journeys for truckers.

Truckers protest after vaccine rulings: 

Hundreds of truckers set off from British Columbia to Ottawa on Sunday to oppose a federal vaccine order despite the urging of the nation’s biggest trucking federation to comply.

The rally has been anointed the “Freedom Rally” against the federal mandate for cross-border truckers, which went into result on Jan. 15. Canadian truck drivers now ought to be vaccinated entirely if they want to dodge a two-week quarantine and pre-arrival molecular test for COVID-19 before traveling into Canada. Source –

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations state that up to 26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who drive regular travels across the Canada-U.S. border will probably be sidelined due to the vaccine order.

Also read: Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going abroad despite Omicron

Hundreds of truckers headed to Ottawa in Freedom Rally convoy against vaccine mandate

It flashed a movement online to oppose the order, with a GoFundMe raising money for the trucking protest raising over $2.5 million as of Sunday.

“The plan is we’re going to get[to Ottawa by next weekend and order these rulings get stopped,” stated rally attendee Candace Hill. Source –

Hill communicated from Delta, B.C., where supporters and truckers figured Sunday before placing off their cross-country travels. On Sunday night, the convoy is prepared to meet up with another who left from Prince George, B.C., in Calgary.

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