January 31, 2022
The federal Liberals are working behind the scenes to bring in vaccine mandates for truckers to cross provincial boundaries, says Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.
In an interview with CBC, Alghabra noted the Liberals had campaigned on that platform in the last election, with a promise that all federally-regulated businesses would have to implement vaccine mandates.
“So there is ongoing work, as of right now that policy is not in place but no one should be surprised there’s working happening to get us there,” said Alghabra.
“The work is ongoing to get us there.”
About 10,000 truck drivers and their supports descended on Ottawa this last weekend to protest border rules that see unvaccinated drivers stopped on either side of the border.
A similar protest in Southern Alberta has seen hundreds of truckers block off the border at Coutts.
Both sets of protesters said they are in it for the long haul and could stay for weeks.