'Freedom Convoy' of Truckers Bound for Ottawa Passes Through New Brunswick

A convoy of truck drivers crossing Canada to protest a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border travel was in New Brunswick on Thursday, January 27, as it drove toward Ottawa.

As of January 15, Canada has required truck drivers to be fully vaccinated or face a two-week quarantine period when crossing back into Canada from the US.

From January 22, the US Department of Homeland Security has required “non-US individuals” to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination when entering the country through land ports and ferry terminals at both the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders.

Emily Ternoey says this footage shows supporters of the truckers gathered along a highway in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The convoy was expected to reach Ottawa on January 29, local media reported.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance trade group said in a statement that “the vast majority” of Canadian truckers are vaccinated and that it “strongly disapproves” of the convoy protest. Credit: Emily Ternoey via Storyful

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