Canadian Trucking Alliance strongly disapproves of cross-country convoy
The Canadian Trucking Alliance strongly disapproves of the convoy travelling across Canada toward Ottawa.
A number of truckers are protesting the requirement that they must be vaccinated to cross the Canada/United States border.
In a statement, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said, "the vast majority of the Canadian trucking industry is vaccinated with the overall industry vaccination rate among truck drivers closely mirroring that of the general public."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicates that all Canadian drivers must carry paper or digital proof of vaccination documents as of January 22.
There are around 300,000 truckers in Canada. About 26,000 are impacted by the new regulations, a small number of which are taking part in the cross-country convoy.
The organizer of the event is a member of the Maverick Party. The political party advocates for western Canada to gain independence and succeed from Canada.
The new mandate does not target truckers but applies to anyone crossing the border.