- 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 – cbc.ca
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.
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 – cbc.ca
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.