On Jan. 27, thousands of people gathered in Vaughan, northwest of Toronto, to cheer on the “Freedom Convoy” as it passed through the city on its way to Ottawa.
The demonstration, which began as a response to the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine obligation for cross-border truck drivers, has grown in popularity as those protesting various pandemic restrictions and mandates have joined in, says The Epoch Times.
The Greater Toronto Area was traversed by at least two sets of trucks. Drivers from the Hamilton and Niagara areas departed from Marshall’s Truck Stop on Kenora Ave., heading east toward Canada’s capital, according to the organiser, Canada Unity.
One passed through Vaughan Mills and continued toward Kingston later in the afternoon, while drivers from the Hamilton and Niagara area departed from Marshall’s Truck Stop on Kenora Ave., heading east toward Canada’s capital, according to the organiser, Canada Unity.
The trucker convoy that started in B.C. picked up steam as it headed east towards Ottawa. It made its way through the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday.
On a Canadian government portal, some of the restrictions are listed as follows:
On November 19, 2021, the government announced that as of January 15, 2022, certain categories of travellers who are currently exempt from entry requirements, will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.
These groups include several essential service providers, including truck drivers. Let us be clear: This has not changed. The information shared yesterday was provided in error. Our teams have been in touch with industry representatives to ensure they have the correct information.
A Canadian truck driver who is not fully vaccinated can’t be denied entry into Canada—Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents may enter Canada by right.
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