Skip to comments.‘Our Goal Is to Shut Down the Country Until They Dissolve Parliament’: Thousands of Canadian Truckers to Strike Over Vaccine Mandates -- US truckers are organizing in parallel
Posted on 01/19/2022 4:00:56 PM PST by lightman
Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s announcement that foreign truck drivers can only enter Canada if fully vaccinated starting Jan. 15, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced similar requirements starting Jan. 22 for non-U.S. national truckers crossing into the United States, thousands of truckers decided to protest against the vaccine mandates, threatening to go on strike and “strategically” paralyze multiple roads.
Canadian truckers, along with concerned citizens all over the country, decided to take action and plan to drive toward the Canadian Parliament with the intention of “shut[ing] down the country until they dissolve parliament and call an election,” according to one of the top organizers of the protest, Patty Ezery.
A similar action took place on Jan. 17 when a convoy of truckers protested against the mandates in Emerson, Manitoba, near the U.S.-Canada border.
U.S. truckers began to organize their own resistance on Tuesday. The Epoch Times is following the story and will be reporting on the developments.
Ezery is a business owner in Nova Scotia and the founder of Atlantic Freedom Fighters.
“Through this pandemic, I’ve watched our government slowly destroy our economy, mental health, and the future stability of this country,” Ezery told The Epoch Times.
“Mandates that they continue to illegally impose on the people have done far greater damage than the pandemic itself. The Canadian government continues to use phrases and words to the Canadian people through the media that incite hate toward people who have decided to utilize their right to say no to a vaccine. And as a result, hate crimes against the unvaccinated are beginning to take place. What do we do to stop this when it’s our leaders that are doing it? The Canadian people have had enough. At first, we were complacent. But look where complacency got us. It’s time for us to stand up and protect what our country stands for: freedom. We are the ‘true north, strong and free’ and the people of Canada are ready to protect that.
“[A U.S. organizer] is going to create a movement called ‘Nations Unite For Freedom’ where Canada and The United States join each other to help each other,” Ezery said, unable to hold in her emotion. “We hope by doing this that other nations are going to follow the lead and join each other.
“Thousands and thousands of vehicles,” truckers and regular vehicles will be convoying from “every corner of the nation” to the capital beginning on Jan. 23, and each state or province’s protestors will leave at a specific time to reach the capital on Jan. 28. According to Ezery, there are already at least 2,000 trucks involved that started the drive to Ottawa before the designated commencement date.
“They will leave their province in the convoy on a specific date between the 23rd and the 28th. It is strategically being planned so that all convoys from across the nation arrive in our capital on the same day, which is the 28th, and then we rest,” Ezery said.
“On the 29th, we pull into the Capitol from all different directions and we pull right into parliament, the parliament building, [and] we shut down the whole city. And while this is taking place on the 29th when we shut down Ottawa, the rest of the Canadians are going to do their part and start shutting down all provincial or state borders.”
The Epoch Times reached out to other leaders of the Canadian protestors.
“Today we have one of the most important fights and responsibilities on our hands in recent history, namely, to protect our human rights, freedom of choice, freedom of voice, expression, opinion, and uncensored debate,” said Martin Brodmann, a trucker from Nova Scotia and president of Truckers United Inc.
“Time is running out fast. Let’s not waste the few seconds we have left to make a difference, not only on behalf of our veterans but more so for the generations to come. We have to trust and let us guide not only by our doings, more so we have to trust and unite in faith regardless of what kind of beliefs anyone has.
“Faith is also a freedom of choice,” Brodmann added.
Pat King from Alberta is currently an occupational health and safety professional. He was a dispatch supervisor for five years and drove trucks for 15 years.
“We can’t go on living like this any longer. And as a father, I need to do my part to protect my children’s future and the future generations to come,” King said.
Ryan Mihilewicz, a trucker of 25 years from Saskatchewan, said: “Our veterans fought hard for our freedoms and all those freedoms are being taken. It’s time for Canadians to return the favor. The government needs to realize they work for the people, not the other way around.”
Tamara Lich, another top organizer, has worked in the oil and gas industry for 23 years.
“Our rights and freedoms have been taken from us once again, after so many years of people constantly being divided by our government it’s time for us to take a stand and demand our laws be followed properly. The government continues to find loopholes to justify their abusive behavior and it’s not going to be tolerated any further,” Lich said.
According to Ezery, there are also “tons” of trucks coming from Quebec.
On Jan. 11, Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced his intention to impose a new “health contribution” tax on the unvaccinated in the coming weeks. He didn’t specify the amount to be levied but said it would be “significant.”
Joanie Pelchat is the top organizer for Quebec, a veteran medical software professional.
“It’s time to wake up. It’s time to act. It’s time to make a change. We are going downhill and it needs to change. This government overreach needs to end. I’m doing this for my daughter’s future and for Canada’s future,” Pelchat said.
US truckers are organizing in parallel
Good. Let’s do it.
The Canadian government has overstepped in an attempt to further the WEF "Covid" war on the middle class.
Canadians NOT experiencing a real "pandemic" except in the sense of authoritarian politics and complicit media.
As of 18 January 2022, ( 31,748 "official" Covid-dead Canadians in two years / 38,239,230 Canadians ) x 100 = 0.083 %
The "official" Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center posts odd data, if indeed Covid-19 has killed less that one-tenth of one percent over two years, and yet is acting as if this remains an emergency.
I’d love to see history books teach future generations how the truckers preserved liberty in North America.
Thank you Truckers! I fully support this strike.
Wow! A big chunk of the family I once married into is Canadian, and they’ve been TRYING to get into the USA for decades now, with no luck. (Yeah, it’s a good thing; they’re Socialist parasites.)
Canadians don’t get mad about ANYTHING - so this is HUGH and SERIES! ;)
I came of age in the last 70’s.
This is totally deja vu—fleeing Saigon, high inflation, shortages, now a trucker’s strike.
How soon ‘til we see Sloe Xoe in a cardigan?
I smell a rat. If US truckers wanted to fix this they could just stop delivering to DC. They have been as weak kneed as every other union trade. If that were not teue, they would not have accepted oobamas diesel tax and his green truck policies.
Truckers are the best.
(“Through this pandemic, I’ve watched our government slowly destroy our economy, mental health, and the future stability of this country,”)
And this stupidity is worldwide.
The destruction I mean
Less than 2% of truck drivers are unionized these days.
The old Teamsters domination of the trade was shut down by de-regulation of the 80s.
Working-class people rescuing society from fascism!
The Brits have decided to skip all this B.S. and just go back to normal.
US truckers have largely been spared from the vaccine mandates; with supply lines already severely disrupted they don’t want to be viewed as the bad guys.
In other words, they are being “country first”.
Different story north of the 49th.
Our truckers should strike until Biden and Harris resign.
Good on them.
Good luck to them, but all the names of the organizers of this are Anglo. 70%+ of Canadian truck drivers are Sikhs who love Justin Trudeau.
Are they going to participate?
Yesterday there was an article on here about the new program allowing 18 year olds to get CDLs. Some folks were enthusiastic. I’m guessing none of them are too familiar with the average American 18yr old these days. Are there some that are fully capable? Probably. They would be considered unicorns.
Most 18yr olds are more interested in Instagram and Snapchat.
There has been a very steady decline in the number of people that are interested in and qualified to enter the military, become cops or firemen, go into the trades and drive trucks. That was validated by a US Dept of Labor study on the topic. I believe it’s 5% a year decline, since 2014.
Kids today have been fed that all of that kind of work is beneath them. Become an Instagram Influencer and cash checks.
However, one thing the US does have a steady supply of, with more coming.....thousands of Afghan Refugees that could be trained to drive a semi.....given the fact that 2,000,000 or more have come over the border, with more on the way, there are plenty of “non citizens” that would be willing to get trained to drive a tractor trailer.
The elites will still get what they want. They’ll still drive their SUVs and fly in their private jets. The people will suffer, as usual.j
Am I supportive of these actions, but they don’t mean a hill of beans to people like CornPop, Schumer, Pelosi, Trudeau, McConnell, McCarthy, Crenshaw, Cotton, Thune, Romney, Graham, and all the other crooks.
” Thousands of Canadian Truckers to Strike Over Vaccine Mandates... “
I wish they’d do the same over Canada’s filthy gun laws.
Time to roll.
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