Anti-vax truckers are clogging up a key US-Canada border crossing

Anti-vax truckers are clogging up a key US-Canada border crossing

Anti-vax truckers have not only been protesting a COVID-19 vaccination requirement in Ottawa, the Canadian capital, but also, at a Montana/Alberta border crossing. And according to Axios reporter Jacob Knutson, they are making life more difficult for people who rely on the United States and Canada’s border crossings.

Knutson, in an article published on February 10, explains, “People protesting vaccine mandates in Canada blocked the main U.S.-Canada border crossing in Manitoba on (February 10) with a number of vehicles and farm equipment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the province said. Why it matters: Three ports of entry between the two countries have now been either temporarily closed or delayed by several hours over the protests, and auto factories that rely on those crossings have begun halting production.”

The anti-vax truckers have been slamming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a mandate that requires U.S. truckers entering Canada from the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. And unvaccinated Canadian truckers reentering Canada from the U.S., under the mandate, must take a COVID-19 test and quarantine.

“The Ambassador Bridge, one of the busiest crossings between Canada and the U.S., is still closed Thursday after long-haul trucks and smaller vehicles blocked traffic destined for Canada earlier this week,” Knutson reports. “There's also a seven-hour long delay on the Canadian side of the Sweet Grass-Coutts crossing at the Montana-Alberta border, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.”

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