January 24, 2022
A grassroots fundraising campaign for Canadian truckers protesting vaccine mandates has now surpassed $3 million with more than 42,000 donors, and an average donation of $75.
The current fundraising goal has been moved to $4 million, starting previously at $1.1 million, then $3 million.
The funds go towards fuel, food, and lodging for those in the protest.
The portion of drivers coming from Vancouver alone accounts for more than 50 km of vehicles, including trucks, trailers, and cars.
“Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods,” the donation page says.
“But it’s a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.”
Truckers were previously deemed “essential,” however the federal government green-lit the loss of 12,000-16,000 (10-15%) of cross-border commercial drivers by making vaccinations mandatory, as anticipated by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).
You can find all the routes of the convoy on their main website here.