Federal government won't budge on vaccine mandate for truckers as convoy heads for Ottawa | CBC News

2022-01-25 9:31:00 PM

Federal government doubles down on vaccine mandate for truckers as convoy heads for Ottawa | CBC News

Federal government doubles down on vaccine mandate for truckers as convoy heads for Ottawa | CBC News

The federal government says it will not back down on its vaccination rule for cross-border truckers despite entrenched opposition from some drivers and groups claiming to represent their interests.

Social Sharing .Loaded Politics Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains.Social Sharing Mandate for cross-border truckers went into effect on Jan.Encanto .

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I cant wait for people to get hungry...then see who they vote for! 🤣🤣 Who has time and money to make a vacation trip to Ottawa as a trucker is a big joke! Most truckers have no time for this kind of bullshit! Get your vaccine and you can do your job as usual. Or do you like to complain until you die? The virus is not going away! Period.

This whole 'freedom convoy' is such a waste of news, effort, etc. It will accomplish nothing, other than to waste the time of many people, and inconvenience people living in Ottawa. You still need to be double vaccinated to cross into the US as a trucker. The truckers represent my interests. truckers were our saviours at the beginning of the pandemic. putting their lives potentially on the line so we could put food on our plates. And now they are a threat to society.

The Trudeau government has not served the bulk of the Canadian population well during its time in office, small special interest groups and more radical elements in the CBC have profited but not the majority Canadian base. Time for a new government. Thank you CanadianPM JustinTrudeau 💗🇨🇦🍁 Imagine how many LTC homes or food banks the 5 million from the truck convoy could support

Well time will tell. Mandates for a vax that doesn't stop transmission, offers less and less protection in time, and boosters for Omicron are being tested now maybe here in Canada late spring. 🙄

Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa | CBC NewsConservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 'vaccine vendetta,' saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains. But it's the US that won't let them in? So why don’t you tell us what this is about instead of parroting the right wing crowd who organized this? And remind us that the US has the same regulations so that can’t even cross the border. I thought they were protesting road conditions.

A couple of big plows in the front will take care of that Like , retweet and Share if you SUPPORT THE TruckersForFreedom TruckersConvoy2022 Boooooo! Is this Canada's version of the Capitol attack? Where is RCMP and CSIS? This is pure anarchy at hand. Charter of rights allows people to assemble peacefully- these people are inciting violence & threatening a sitting government. It makes 0 sense to me why the MSM isn't looking into who is funding this campaign. FluTruxKlan

I’m sickened that some of these “freedom convoyers ” are comparing themselves to soldiers that fought for us in World Wars. Grow up people! Geeze why are these truckers making this difficult, look at all the time they are wasting doing all these protests over vaccination that would protect them & others.

People are ridiculous...ofcourse there gna say that to try n prevent this from making it there. But its like a drunk driver claiming to be sober and the cop doesnt call his bluff nd lets him drive off to wrap his car around a pole. Canadians r the 'cops' the gov the guilty drunk. Trucknuts!

Hundreds of truckers set off from B.C. for Ottawa in 'Freedom Rally' against federal vaccine mandate | CBC NewsHundreds of truckers are headed to Ottawa from British Columbia to protest a federal vaccine mandate. A GoFundMe raising money for the trucking rally collected over $2.5M as of Sunday. So it's either follow the rules I made or I'll cut off the food supply to the townsfolk..... wasn't this a plot on Game of Thrones? $2.5 million for a rally. They should have donated that to a hospital or to poor people. Everyone has a choice ✊

I pity the workers that will have to deal with the Havok that these drivers are going to cause at the end of the week. Its been 26 months now for Express Entry file applied in November 2019 still not been finalized inland applicant no response to web from please clear back log of application applied in 2019.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Supporting the Federal government on this. It is your body so don't get it. I am sure they can fill the position. For some sinister reason it seems to me that some entity out there wants to create more chaos to destroy our economy, happiness and social life style. This Covid abomination has surely increased our stress, & lowered our life expectancy, yearly income, weddings and child births.

Can someone please explain to me why they don't want to be vaxed? Is it about their privacy or about having something put into their bodies. Just a simple answer please and thank you. Anyone have a link so that I can make a donation to these patriotic men and women? Well done Ottawa Good. Don’t. Get vaccinated. “Period” the end.

when do the dehydrated houseplants arrive in ottawa? What a coincidence that the ConvoyForFreedom2022 is organized by founders of Wexit party , ppl supporting the separation of Alberta from Canada.These guys don't care about truckers or vaccines.

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Unvaccinated truckers, we have bigger fish to fry in this world. Your pathetic little temper tantrum will not win my support. The majority of CDNs are not behind you on this one. You are only making Trudeau look good. Those protesting are 13 % of truckers at most the other 87% are doing their jobs and supporting their families and Canadians give the majority the same coverage as the 13% be responsible in your repairing

The incompetence of our politicians is staggering beyond belief. For the first time in 38 years I am ashamed to be Canadian. I am triple vaccinated, deeply educated and once supported our government’s response to the pandemic, however all logic has now been lost… Sad The antivax antimandate crowd are the tail wagging the dog. They have prolonged the pandemic and made all our lives miserable. Intelligent, rational, knowledgeable Canadians have overwhelmingly made their choice to get vaccinated and to follow rules for the collective good.

Ok then why is it that fully vaccinated ppl need to do all the lock downs? It’s time to stop the preaching of vaccination. As the story is getting old I’ve got 3 shots now talking a fourth so much for the science that we keep hearing. Just tell the truth that you don’t know Good luck getting around Ottawa for a little while

Good. What a bunch of nonsense....honestly! Imagine somebody claiming to represent their own interests. Like bruh….crazy The federal government says it will not back down on its vaccination rule for cross-border truckers despite opposition from tens of thousands of drivers and the millions who support them. Fixed it for you.

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I am embarrassed for the truck driving industry and the amount of people supporting this ridiculous convoy. I’m from a long line of truckers, we own a trucking company, there are FAR more things to protest than a restriction to keep citizens safe. Great job Feds, Truckers cannot intimidate Canadians Do some research on this before reporting. This FreedomConvoy2022 is more than the headline would make it appear! FakeNews DisbandTheCBC

CBC still spreading their bullshit. I see. Defund the cbc You will remember this in history as when your Government & the paid off broadcast stations made our country starve. This is not just Canada the US is involved in DEMANDING OUR FEEDOM! Remember our true North Strong & what FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!! *YOUR NATIONAL ANTHEM *

Well the us has the same rule. Good. It would be silly to change a sensible public health requirement for Fascists Excellent!! Fully support the government on this one. Truckers had plenty of notice this was coming and, once again, a small minority made their own decision not to get vaccinated.

Trucker convoy from Vancouver to Ottawa raises millions as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to causeA group of truckers is garnering millions in fundraising dollars as it drives across the country to protest vaccine mandates, despite the vast majority of big-riggers having been jabbed. Can you print any facts here? Read the room JT 'Unvaccinated truckers demand Canada's government change US government's rules on unvaccinated truckers.' If ignorance was a commodity, Canada's conservatives and anti-vaxxers would all be billionaires. 🤔

Gov should not back down, as truckers should not have special treatment because they are morons. This might be the largest demonstration in Canadian history, While I am not a fan of Trudeau, I fully support all Canadians getting the jab. No exceptions to any special interest groups. Canadian truckers 💪💪

Stubborn children end up being spanked soundly! The Liberals are done. If there's food on your shelves, thank a vaccinated trucker. If your stores are empty, blame an unvaccinated trucker. In other news, they will continue to let unvaccinated immigrants pour into the country without testing them. And this tweet coming from you is laughable. Get back to work and be productive for once. You should be shut down just like JustinTrudeau

Good, it’s only about 10% of truckers that are cowards. (Opposite of hero’s)

Just shows that the followers of the right are very easy to mislead. Thank you Federal government And when the shelves go empty? What then JustinTrudeau JustinTrudeau doesnt believe in 'science', he believes he is god and the peasants have no right to speak up Why does it always come down to heat or eat with these people?

Regardless the Americans wouldn't let them in unless they were vaccinated anyways. Mute point As much as I hate the lovkdowns, and loss of freedoms, I fond it very difficult to believe, this small portion of a society, are actually garnering support from people who have faced greater lockdowns over the last two years. If supply chain is the concern, read the real news.

The antivax crowd needs to shut up and stay home or get the shot 15% of the population does not speak for the majority of Canadians that have done the right thing it’s their choice to not take the shot so shut up and live with the vac mandates that are in place to protect people Only 15-20% of truck driver are not vaccinated; so question for these driver what you do when you have to cross the border to US as same rule is there! Also for politicians of all parties instead of dancing and BS people try to fix issues like healthcare!!

karenconvoy. On their way to speak to the manager of Canada.

When you folks get hungry enough you’ll wish there were working!!! They are a diverse group and not just representing antivaxxers. The media should get this right. Antisemitism, white supremacists, wexit and insurrectionists are represented as well. It's a very diverse group. Anyway the US does the same for cross border truckers so what would be the point?

Famous last words before hunkering down with dugout dougie or dugout donnie. CanadianCharter NurembergCode mRNAvaccinesAreNotFullyTested = medical experiment. FEB 2021, a toronto er doctor claimed to OurCommons that boosters would continue to be periodic, like the flu shot. This is going to be interesting, I don't see the truckers backing down. This is about freedom of choice and if we don't own our body we don't own anything!

why are you giving these trolls airtime? Put a lid on and smother it. Key words “groups CLAIMING to represent their interest”. The statistics and facts don’t add up to a threat to the industry of food security. MaverickScam politicalDonationLoophole. bigDollarAntiGov. Why would they back down, both sides of the border have it in place. They will end up without job.

So the government refuses to respond to what people want. I don't see people protesting to get vaccines. Trudeau must resign RN! The little dictator has painted himself into a corner on this one.. Good, I am glad that our government won’t give in to those insane people! Go back home and start working! Get vaccinated!

Fully support this move by JustinTrudeau THANK YOU JustinTrudeau Yeah that’s how protests work. The government invoked a policy and people oppose it. It’s the reason gay marriage is legal right now in Canada and the states. They won’t back down, and neither will protestors and then something gives. Absolutely!

Perfect wedge issue Good. It's not like it's up to Canada anyway since the US is requiring vaccines to cross the border. The entire KarenConvoy is just another grift from the far right. 'They bring our food in, our heating fuels and our groceries, medical supplies,' 'If FEDS remove a fifth of workforce, we're going to see shortages on shelves we're going to see inflation of prices, because the cost to bring this stuff here is going to go up' TruckersForFreedom

Excellent!

Social Sharing .Loaded Politics Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains.Social Sharing Mandate for cross-border truckers went into effect on Jan.Encanto .