Trudeau won't back down on vaccinating truckers

Trudeau will not back down on the vaccination of truckers

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, does not intend to change his opinion on the obligation to vaccinate truckers , he said on Wednesday, as a “freedom convoy” of hundreds of truckers is en route to Ottawa to demonstrate their opposition to the measure.

This “small minority does not represent the point of view of Canadians,” he said on the sidelines of a press conference on the situation in Ukraine.

On both sides of the Canada-US border, a mandatory vaccination policy has come into effect. Canadian long-haul carriers must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 since January 15 to be able to cross it and avoid a mandatory quarantine. However, a convoy of “for freedom” truckers left British Columbia and plans to arrive in Ottawa this weekend to demonstrate and demand the removal of this obligation.

The comments made by some of the people associated with this convoy are unacceptable, and are unacceptable to the vast majority of Canadians.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

“The reality is that almost 90% of truck drivers in Canada are vaccinated, like almost 90% of our population. Canadians care about their freedom, their rights, and they know that the best way to protect their rights and freedom is to end this pandemic. That’s why as a government, I remain focused on defending Canadians who have made so many sacrifices over the past few years to protect frontline workers, health care workers, our seniors, by getting vaccinated.” , replied the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to reporters.

Truckers from across Canada plan to gather this Saturday, January 29 to demonstrate in Ottawa. Unvaccinated Montrealers are also organizing to come together and take part in this movement called the “Freedom Convoy”. -dit-trudeau”>The Conservatives are misinforming, says Trudeau

At the same time, the Prime Minister pointed the finger at the attitude of the Conservative camp, which associates the truckers' demonstration with problems supplies in grocery stores.

“Unfortunately, the Conservatives are engaged in a misinformation campaign. An MP relayed a picture of [empty] grocery shelves, but in the UK. This is pure misinformation. Supply disruptions are due to COVID-19, the way not to disrupt further is to not get sick.”

Since the measure is in effect in both Canada and the United States, a possible backtracking by Justin Trudeau would have no effect.

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