Canada resists pressure to drop vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers By Reuters

Canada resists pressure to drop vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers By Reuters
2/2 Canada resists pressure to drop vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Manitoba-based truckers, transporting goods to and from the United States, are being vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as part of a deal between the Canadian province and the state of North Dakota, at a rest stop near Drayton, 2/2

By Steve Scherer

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing ahead with a vaccine mandate for international truckers despite increasing pressure from critics who say it will exacerbate driver shortages and drive up the price of goods imported from the United States.

Canada will require all truckers entering from the United States to show proof of vaccination starting on Saturday as part of its fight against COVID-19.

That could force some 16,000, or 10%, of cross-border drivers off the roads, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) estimates….

Continue reading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *