Crowds Cheer on Canadian Truck Drivers Protesting US-Canada Border Vaccine Mandates

A convoy of truck drivers continued to travel across Canada on Wednesday, January 26, to protest “government mandates” including COVID-19 vaccine regulations for crossing the Canada-United States border, according to local news reports.

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.

On January 22, the US Department of Homeland Security began requiring “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.

Footage filmed by Alberta resident Jeremiah Jost on Tuesday and Wednesday shows groups of supporters holding signs and cheering along overpasses and highways in Winnipeg, Ste Anne, Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and Kakabeka Falls, respectively, he said.

The convoy departed Delta, British Columbia, on January 23 and is expected to reach Parliament Hill in Ottawa on January 29, local media reported. Credit: Jeremiah Jost via Storyful