Somehow, Joe Rogan and Elon Musk Care About Canada's Anti-Vaxxer Convoy - 2022-01-27
While many involved are expressing their constitutional right to protest, the convoy certainly wouldn't have grown so large without some serious co-opting. As the Canadian Anti-Hate Network reported in detail, many of those helping coordinate and amplify the convoy are not truckers but people who've been active in far-right organizing for some time.
Lich is an Alberta woman who's more closely tied with right-wing organizing in Alberta than with the trucking industry. She was previously a regional coordinator with Wexit—a movement that wanted Western Canada to separate and join Donald Trump's America—and currently is a secretary with the Maverick Party, an Albertan political party that threatens separation.
But this protest doesn't reflect the majority of truckers. Omar Alghabra, the Canadian minister of transportation, has stated that 90 percent of truckers are vaccinated, and some trucking groups have even come out against the protest. In a statement, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it "strongly disapproves of any protests on public roadways, highways, and bridges… especially those that interfere with public safety."