Comes after PM Justin Trudeau issued executive order banning unvaccinated truckers from crossing Canadian border.
Epic footage from the U.S.-Canada border shows a group of truckers with “Freedom” signs blocking off highways to and from the respective countries.
Several videos from the scene show a convoy of over a dozen semi-trucks outfitted with signs like “Mandate Freedom” and “Trudeau Has Caused Hate, Division & Anger” parading up and down the highways near the border.
The anti-mandate protest began on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s executive order banning unvaccinated truck drivers from crossing the Canadian border, which went into effect January 15.
From NNY 360:
Only 50% to 60% of U.S. truckers are vaccinated, according to an estimate from the American Trucking Associations. The rules will make thousands of drivers ineligible for cross-border shipments, exacerbating a shortage at a time when the transportation industry is already strained.
Manufacturers are warning they may be forced to slow production and will likely face higher costs from the snarling of a supply chain that depends on an open border for the movement of some $45 billion worth of goods every month. Canada is the top export market for 32 U.S. states, according to the Department of Commerce.
Dalhousie University’s Sylvain Charlebois, one of Canada’s top food supply experts, warned Trudeau’s government should rescind the order, which will likely exacerbate supply shortages.
“Omicron is hitting the entire food industry. That’s what’s been slowing things down, and the vaccine mandate could add fuel to the fire,” Charlebois said.
Truckers in Canada paraded their trucks up and down near the international border to protest vaccine mandates— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) January 18, 2022
As of Jan. 15, unvaxxed Canadian truck drivers returning from the U.S have to quarantine. On Jan. 22, all drivers heading into the U.S. must also be vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/KTQOQ7JSda
More truck drivers are calling for an anti-mandate protest on January 23, saying they can bring Trudeau’s government to “it’s fucking knees.”
Fortunately, more and more Canadians are turning against Trudeau’s COVID tyranny as it becomes clearer that the mild omicron variant poses little public health threat.