Canada truckers' vaccine protest spirals into calls to repeal all public health rules - 2022-01-28

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F345.png Canada truckers' vaccine protest spirals into calls to repeal all public health rules January 28, 2022, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian

A convoy of truckers and their supporters is set to converge on the Canadian capital in a protest which has spiralled from frustrations over vaccine mandates into calls for the repeal of all public health measures – and even the overthrow of the federal government.

Ahead of Saturday's protest in Ottawa, the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, dismissed the group as a "small fringe" that held "unacceptable views" and didn't reflect the majority of Canadians.

Earlier this month, Canada began requiring any truckers arriving from the US be fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Those who are not vaccinated – who are believed to constitute less than 15% of the country's drivers – are required to quarantine for 14 days. Canada has recorded 2.93 million Covid cases and 32,600 deaths from the virus.

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