Hundreds of truckers set off from B.C. for Ottawa in 'Freedom Rally' against federal vaccine mandate | CBC News

2022-01-24 3:30:00 AM

Hundreds of truckers set off from British Columbia to Ottawa on Sunday in protest of a federal vaccine mandate despite the urging of the country’s largest trucking union to comply.

Hundreds 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.

Hundreds of truckers set off from British Columbia to Ottawa on Sunday in protest of a federal vaccine mandate despite the urging of the country’s largest trucking union to comply.

Social Sharing Mandate for cross-border truckers went into effect on Jan.OTTAWA -- The Queen has made no secret of her affection for Canada, which she has visited 22 times during almost seven decades on the throne Now Canada is preparing to honour the 95-year-old royal -- Canada's head of state and the world's longest serving monarch -- with a series of tributes to mark her 70 years on the throne, including the lighting of a giant beacon in Ottawa.Social Sharing Canada's molecular testing regime has hit a wall — and rapid tests are extremely hard to find.The Canadian Trucking Alliance issued a statement on Saturday saying it does not support and "strongly disapproves" of protests staged on public roads, highways and bridges.

15; rally expected to take a week CBC News · Posted: Jan 23, 2022 3:43 PM PT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C.K.on Sunday.(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press).COVID-19 means the Platinum Jubilee celebrations may prove more muted than Queen Elizabeth's silver jubilee in 1977, which included street parties and concerts, her 2002 Golden Jubilee or her 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

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It's time we a have a catalyst to bring the country together instead of the divisive politics at all levels of Gov. FreedomConvoy2022 isn't political, it's the voice of people who value freedom, not authoritarian control. End ALL Covid mandates & restrictions. Funny how the trucker action is attracting anti vaxers and covid deniers from all over when the issue they are protesting is simply not to mandate vaccines for cross border truck drivers.Truckers protest organizers are not denying covid nor are they saying not to get vaccinated.

Drive carefully, most hospitals on your way are full so you don't want any accidents and tens of thousands of truckers just got on with it, $3.5M+ ;) Watch out Ottawa. You done fucked up now! cdnpoli FreedomConvoy2022 Mr Trudeau should br resigning over this situation. Driving division among everyone concerned about Canadian issues, is not what politicians are in power to do.

CANADA - Certain Tim Hortons are refusing to serve truckers in the CONVOY FOR FREEDOM. Don’t they realize these truckers are the ones that brings their supplies? BOYCOTT TIM HORTONS AGAIN! They hate Canada. And the update…. Fake news... get your facts straight

Ottawa beacon, pipe bands, town criers to mark Queen's Platinum JubileeThe Queen has made no secret of her affection for Canada, which she has visited 22 times during almost seven decades on the throne Now Canada is preparing to honour the 95-year-old royal -- Canada's head of state and the world's longest serving monarch -- with a series of tributes to mark her 70 years on the throne. What a colossal waste. abolishthemonarchy Waste of money in the middle of a pandemic while people are loosing their livelihoods, it’s tantamount to a slap in the face! She is not and will never be my queen....Abolish the royal family in Canada.

Here is DrRobertMalone 's full speech from the Defeat the mandate rally. Spread and Share to your family and friends Muppets. Well, that's really smart...maybe just get vaccinated The money should go to pay the gas bill tbh This is an anti-Trudeau love fest. His daddy had the NEP, JT has vaccine mandates and masks.

Why does CBC assume every trucker in the convoy are unjabbed? There are more than 600 trucks on their way from the US to join ours in Ottawa, & guess what people, EVERY ONE OF THEM COMING INTO CANADA NOW HAS TO BE JABBED. These truckers are fighting for our RIGHTS. SupportThem These are the ones against vaccines right? Not the silent majority for?

Truckers? Aren’t they by themselves for most of the day - no mask needed Talk about finding a problem for every solution. O you got it right this time. SCAM

As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up | CBC NewsAs Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month. What, bypass the provinces who sat on the last batch? JPTasker I wonder how many of those inaccurate rapid tests get brought over the border by truckers 🤷🏼‍♂️ Oops! Never mind… 🤦🏼‍♂️🥴 TruckersForFreedom TrudeauNationalDisgrace FreedomConvoy2022 CdnPoli DefundCBC 🥳 JPTasker Can't even tell the truth there, rapid test might get to some Americans in 2 weeks, but you knew that you just didn't want to say it! All you're really here for is to divide and conquer! You're not really a news agency are you? The propaganda's agenda! Defund the CBC!!!

Just hundreds of? The CBC is trying every chance to lie and to muddle the water. Does anybody care about these right wing nut Jobs? NO .... These truckers obviously AREN'T actually working. Nobody wants them To do what? Is it a protest against mandatory vaccination in Canada or something else as majority of the people have had their vaccination S.

Why are there no CBC reporters mentioning that the U.S. government is also mandating that anyone going into their borders (land or sea) is ALSO requiring truckers to be vaccinated as of Jan 22. It is NOT just the Canadian government. It's not a freedom rally!! It's a covid rally!! Screw your freedom, get vaccinated. It's because of you, we are knee deep in this shit!! Get vaccinated!

Hundreds my ass, 50 maybe. DefundCBC Just think how many people could of been fed at food banks Totally a embarrassment Wow your handlers let you report on this? Nothing can stop what’s coming! DefundCBC

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckersA Canadian federation of provincial trucking groups is speaking out against planned protests by unvaccinated truckers opposed to a vaccine mandate for cross-border travel. Six hundred million dollars buys a lot of pro liberal media spin. SOE & SWF after HyperCapSoc: Canada Pop: 38,257,310 World Pop: 7,873,316,500 Canada SOE = $76.51462T (Pop. x $2M) Canada SWF = $14.57733T (%GPop. x $3Q) If you get your vaccination today the primary side effect will be a pay check

Go fund me..into the coffers of separtists Not the smartest bunch. As the US has the same mandate, they aren’t crossing any border. Hope they have their shots... Ugh. If everyone took the vaccinations at the beginning, we wouldn’t be in this mess. KarenKonvoy These truckers really are heroes. This is Christian values. Don’t you have to do anything to help our community.

Do they not have any deliveries to make? I thought it was gonna be hundreds of thousands... Hopefully these guys will actually see some of that GoFundMe money for gas at least.

Alberta premier Jason Kenney wants to pause truckers' COVID vaccine mandateIt\u0027s not the moment \u0027to lose potentially thousands of truckers on our roads, bringing groceries up from the US and who knows maybe (COVID) rapid test kits,\u0027… Kenny needs a win on anything, he’s clutching at all straws, had his head up his ass these last two years, politically wounded, maybe fatal! (CNN)Austria's parliament has approved the European Union's strictest Covid-19 vaccine mandate, making it compulsory for the country's residents over the age of 18 to get the shot. The law goes into effect February 1. Wow, someone has a brain up there🤪

*** tens of thousands*** It's actually thousands , CBC fake news It's $3.3 million within 48 hours! This type of fund raising is every organization's dream. Tamara_MVC CTVNews GlobalNational globeandmail nationalpost Thousands ! Hundreds of whitenationalists Fascism I'd say there's thousands who support

'100's of truckers, possibly more then 1000, are en route to Ottawa to shut it down in a Canada wide protest of all vaccine related mandates. They have raised record breaking public support of 2.5m and climbing' Fixed your headline for you . Your welcome. 50,000 is the latest count but hundreds is pretty close CBC 👏👏👏 do you have any real journalists working there?

Meanwhile, in the Ukraine, soldiers are lining up to defend their country against an invasion of another kind. Is vaccine refusal truly an act of patriotism equal to taking a bullet for your country? Truckers should consider which shot they would rather take for God and Country? 'BREAKING: The number of truckers, family members and supporters descending on Ottawa is now estimated at 500,000 people 50,000+ trucks. Yes, you read that right. Estimated half a million people.'

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckersOTTAWA - A federation representing truckers across Canada has denounced a series of planned protests against the federal government’s cross-border tra... CharlieAngusNDP Don't all truckers need to be vaccinated going into US as well? Defending the freedom to die of something preventable. I suppose they have nothing better to do but waste fuel. Why are the names of the Executive and Board members of the Canadian Truckers Alliance only accessible to members on its website? What associations are they afraid of exposing? Hannah_Bananaz can you get to the bottom of this?

Yes and CBC is not on the right side of the history! YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! NUREMBERG 2.0 TRIALS HAVE ALREADY STARTED. Karen's are on their way in trucks to complain about their stupidity. “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Martin Luther King Jr. Soutien de France mes frères ! 🇨🇵🇨🇦

The money is going to an alt right political party not truckers, what should be reported is the 87% of vaccinated truckers who are heroes not the selfish whiners in this so called convoy that even if successful still won’t get these idiots into the U.S. to pick up cargo Good job! TruckTiresToYourDoor - New Tires Sold At Low Prices Truck tires shipped to your door, for container loads just order the mix you require, pay and your container will be delivered within 4 to 5 weeks to your door. Order Now: Truck Tires

Have a good trip losers! Talk about wasting gas! Sure hope you have good winter tires on! What happened to the other 49,500 truckers that were going? Remembered they had to wash their hair?

As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up | CBC NewsAs Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month. What, bypass the provinces who sat on the last batch? JPTasker I wonder how many of those inaccurate rapid tests get brought over the border by truckers 🤷🏼‍♂️ Oops! Never mind… 🤦🏼‍♂️🥴 TruckersForFreedom TrudeauNationalDisgrace FreedomConvoy2022 CdnPoli DefundCBC 🥳 JPTasker Can't even tell the truth there, rapid test might get to some Americans in 2 weeks, but you knew that you just didn't want to say it! All you're really here for is to divide and conquer! You're not really a news agency are you? The propaganda's agenda! Defund the CBC!!!

And not one mention in this 'news' article that the US has also closed its border to unvaccinated Canadian truckers. CdnMediaFailed, intentionally. Our national broadcaster is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the CPC. I thought it was about dangerous roads. Would Trudeau’s paid off media lie to us Canadians? fakenews TrudeauNationalDisgrace

Glad you posted the truth. Your job is important, so that makes it ok to ignore public safety. Why has it even taken this long to enforce? Don’t they’re have anything better to do than drive to Ottawa In the middle of a public health crisis? Raising money for what? This is not the flu, it’s a public health crisis!! Get vaccinated we need to get out of this mess !

Insane!!! Retweet if you agree. CdnMediaFailed CdnMediaFails So when this kkkonvoy of alt-right extremists is over, the cross border vax mandate is still in place, and Trudeau is still Prime Minister, what did they accomplish other than grifters ripping off the rubes with fraudulent gofundme fundraisers? Fools and their money.😆

Not just BC - can’t you guys get anything right or are you so handcuffed by Trudeau that you report half truths and omit the other half FakeNews cbc TruckersConvoy2022

They were not all truckers. Proud of these fellow truckers. Do what you want, screw the government. Your body your choice, there should be no consequences. People die everyday, get use to it. IDGAF who dies, not my problem. Get over it It’s a grift and money laundering operation. You guys gonna actually ask the ‘hard’ questions or just let it slide?

Workers know they have the power to control the economy, but instead fight for corporations and wages rather than create an economy that benefits workers directly. And how many of these nonvax truckers & ppl will be sick during this protest who will need medical attn stressing out healthcare They’ll be busting hospital’s balls to take care of them … take care of yourself get VAXXED Your freedom isn’t at risk your health family life

Thousands … Hundreds lmao ! THOUSANDS and NOT “Anti vaxxers” There are people like the rest of us that know this has absolutely nothing to do with “health” CBC ... the trials apply to you as well ... read some history perhaps? You know those truckers eh! Their bodies are temples and they don’t put anything in them that isn’t organic haha 😂

For freedom? Every oppressed culture, ever, should be rolling with laughter.

One thing I don’t understand at all - none of these truckers own these trucks, correct? Therefore how does any of this go over with the companies? I hope they donate some of that money to healthcare. Hmmm. Wonder who is more adult here? I don't understand what this will do for truckers. Won't being unvaccinated interfere with their ability to do their job? Many places they deliver to have vaccine mandates.

Another Yellow Vest stunt/scam. They will be driving these huge vehicles on the highway at the current fuel prices for what? Over a vaccine they could get in 5 minutes at no cost! Oh yeah, “FREEDOM FIGHTERS” Who are these people & why aren't they getting vaccinated 26K of 160K is only 16%. Ladies & gentlemen, 84% of your peers / colleagues are vaxxed! Why are you against this when it is so obvious that vaccines save lives? Don't you have loved ones to protect? Think of the logic?

What's that money for, exactly? Mandatory vaccinations have been with us for centuries, and remains a powerful tool for safeguarding public health. The anti-vaccine folk are simply on the wrong side of history and opposing their narrow agenda is effortless. The protest participant list could also be used as a 'Do Not Hire' list. With almost 80 percent of Canadians vaccinated who are they trying to convince?

Hundred of truckers… in a population of 35 million people… who get a disproportionate amount of coverage from Canada’s failed media… there was a lemonade stand down the road that had more supporters but got less coverage… just saying. Wasting time, wasting gas. Headline.. the delays experienced in the supply chain have just been extended as truckers spend time driving across the country to protest getting a needle. Don't expect your items any faster

Your jobs can be replaced by people who are actually looking for work So who gave the order that you were allowed to report it now? The same ppl who want this want flights stopped from other countries and complain the govt is not doing enough. Solution: get vaxxed. Screaming freedom like you live in a communist country is so ridiculous

As long as one of them has my Amazon order. Maybe they should just pay themselves with that money instead...Duh! You don't like your job and the details that go with it find another job... anyone can shift gears what happened to this fake headline? 🧐🤨 “dangerous highway conditions” cmon stop it!!! FakeNews TruckersForFreedom VaccineMandates

It’s not a hard problem to fix…get vaccinated simple as that

Too much trouble for them to think about protecting others? That tells me more than I need to know about these losers. It’s a no brainer people GET THE VACCINE 100’s!!? 1000’s dude-get your numbers straight Be a shame if they crashed I thought they were protesting road conditions. WeSupportTruckers TruckerConvoy2022

👏 The weekend of Jan 22/23 2022 This is going down in history ...We marched 👣to the Capital & our own ENTIRE CANADIAN NEWS NETWORK & GOVERNMENT BETRAYED ITS OWN COUNTRY. & ITS PEOPLE FOR THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM! 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👦👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👧👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👦👥👤🗣 Love the fake cbc and paid comments on here. Scary deep state media paid by government. Scary country we live in now.

FREEEEEEDOMMMMMM!!!!

⚠️Miles Guo: The CCP virus is the means, while the COVID vaccine disaster is the real goal; the CCP is helping the evil forces to implement their plans of global domination.⚠️ Wake up‼️ SAY NO TO TYRANNY ‼️🙏🌍❤️ Well someone is getting rich! getvaccinated We have freedom to choose and what the military did for us in the past wars I think everyone has forgotten that

Professor Luc Montagnier: instead of protecting, the vaccine has the opposite effect. It's poison! WhistleBlowerMovement HCQ Ivermectin Artemisinin vaccinesideeffects vaccinemandate mybodymychoice freedomfighters Do truckers generally own their rigs? Or does some company own them? Toronto Airport is a nest of covid 19,travrllers passing the virus to each others in line ups for screening and arrival testing big time

Well done They must feel ashamed. We need to be vaccinated and protect each other. 50,000 trucks The Covid convoy on its way to break capacity limits at Ontario hospitals. Saw a group of 75 of them at a stop, not one of them was wearing a mask, men women and children. I appreciate all they done but I do not support this. Get a shot wear a mask. SMH

Citizens need to realize the ramifications this VaccineMandate will have on all goods incl food for all. 1000s have lost their jobs & drvn to welfr. Small businesses have been decimated lockdowns TruckersForFreedom PierrePoilievre jjhorgan nationalpost man, the grift is real. 🙃 truckersforfreeDUMB. So damn stupid.

What a joke .. truckers Alliance doesn’t even support them Thousands Thousands They have the freedom to find another job. Nobody is stopping them. Will they want the Free-Dumb to drive drunk next? Wow you guys finally picked this story up!

$2.5 million raised should set off red flags. No otherwise small protest should ever raise that much so quickly in Canada. CBC News is again being journalistically lazy by not following the breadcrumbs to potential money laundering and troll farms: 😒 We can debate mandates. But JustinTrudeau's refusal to recognize COVID-recovered immunity does not follow any science. If someone survives their COVID infection (vaccine ++ recommended if not immune), they are not a risk to our health care system.

Who owns the “trucks” they are driving. Or is this a bunch of guys in pick ups with nothing else to do. whose money? I’m so ashamed to be Canadian. No one raised money for our health care workers when protesters were blocking hospitals, but we just made a yellow vest separatist rich. What a waste of fuel…

$2.5M for a rally? Where is that $ really going? Without truckers you have no food, medical supplies, streets are not cleaned, garbage not picked up, you have no job. Truckers to risked their lives running Canada & the USA so you can eat during the pandemic, keeping your selves stocked.. TruckOffTrudeau

These truckers have my 100% support. Time to end this tyranny!!!

Just get a vaccine, please. Get in, *itches, we’re heading to Ottawa! 🐒😂 Try tens of thousands of trucks and not just from BC, but from all over the entire country. US Borders are also being blocked. Canada us finally waking up to end this 🤡 of a leader's tyrannical agenda. The people will dictate, not the government. The people own this country.

Maybe they should try to get to Seattle. Not the sharpest tools in the shed.... Fighting against vaccines is like hating dogs. It is no win situation. Truckers are a great bunch of folks. Why would they want to tie their self respect to the right to harm others just to say they can do it yet that is what they are saying too loud & too clear. F ck the world?

Go Truckers....screw the politicians and the so called Science of the so called Doctors who have no idea what the future holds for pretty much anyone in Canada......what a freekin mess

Who gets that money? It’s about time you reported some truth. It’s a major Grift! 💰 🧺 Just the moronic fringe, let em drive across the country and then get vaccinated before they can cross the border! They should put that money to help those in need and drive to nearest vaccine location and get the Vax or ho find work in Florida

Thing is, why travel only to Ottawa? The USA has instituted vaccine requirements, so without being vaccinated the truckers can’t cross the border. Once again I asked what’s the point of driving to Ottawa unless it’s a way to sucker folks into giving them money. Covidiots! You know, instead of just getting vaccinated. That'd be too easy tho.

IStandWithTruckers Get your shot or stay home

Either your part of the solution or part of the problem. Part of the problem stay home! The Trucker Carlson convoy: fueled by ignorance and wistfully misguided hegemony; these spiteful freedom-fighting dimwits have earned no right to carry any badge of honour. The barking of these shameless charlatans will be roundly ignored by a very great majority of Canadians.

Just Quebec yesterday. This movement was Canada-wide. Funny how it wasnt reported. KarenConvoy May they get stuck in the mountains. Very funny.They donated 2.5 to this truckers to go for a protest,but wouldn't contribute Same to improve the lives of this truckers. Open your damn eyes. A convoy of Karens!

Well, that shrank quickly. Must be the cold. Maybe they'll pick up a few hundred more across the Prairies. On the bright side 2.5M split 1000 ways is $2,500 each, so that's nice. If they see it. Hold your ground!

Please stop giving added voice to stupidity. Happy to eat and shop shelves from the 90% of truckers that followed the science and health experts. Others can park and sulk. Down to hundreds now? Seems a lot of them realized they were being played so that somebody could get donations off them and decided to stay home. KarenConvoy

I think US just announced today that people without Covid-19 vaccinations will not be allowed into US . Correct me if I'm wrong. That’s such great news If they are not vaccinated then to hell with them. Who cares! 2.5 mil. Well it would be interesting to see who are the contributors. I support these guys and gals but the point of this basically was squashed when the states did the same with their vax mandate. Still appreciate them fighting for democratic rights which so many have forgotten about in this pandemic…

karenconvoy I’m I in the minority who can see a simple solution - vaccinations. These truck convoy protests are only solidifying anger against them. I’m sure there’s lots of vaccinated truckers who will pick up the jobs that unvaccinated truckers lose. Sorry. You guys are losing big time.

Idiots. Next they'll be telling us these 'hundreds' of truckers are the ones causing the supply chain issues across all North America. And inflation too Should have met them with tanks What good is it to protest when both countries require proof of vaccination. Just get vaccinated so we can all get on with our lives 🤔

Did CBC's credibility die OF covid or WITH covid? 😂 they will need that for fuel! Do they not know self driving trucks are around the corner? They need to start prepping now! The USA has vax mandates but protesting really shows their ignorance. Clearly haven’t traveled outside North America prior to the pandemic plenty of vax are required for entry.

Wow 200 hundred people. That’s a pathetic amount for a protest. Who gets the money? A lot birdie told me it isn't the truckers. Why can't you do your job? Surface fluff with no important details. CdnMediaFailed Well CBC, seeing as how you won't do your own research......

Everyone has a choice ✊ 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.