Today was the second official day of the Truckers for Freedom Convoy 2022 across Canada to protest vaccine mandates, forced vaccines and other heavy-handed government restrictions.
Truckers in the West made their way through Alberta today and are expected to be in Saskatchewan by Tuesday.
This was the scene in British Columbia yesterday.
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Supporters lined the roads in Kamloops as the convoy passed through the city.
Early this morning, a large group of truckers on their way to Calgary were spotted outside of Edmonton.
This was the scene in Calgary a few hours later.
Just east of Calgary in Strathmore, the convoy was spotted.
In Windsor, Ontario near the Canada-US border, trucks joined the convoy and were seen doing a slow-roll.
Canadian author Jordan Peterson retweeted news that approximately 500,000 Canadian truckers will descend on Ottawa Saturday. He warned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he’s in for “a very bad week.”
Asked twice today about whether or not he supports the trucker convoy and if he will meet with the truckers when they arrive in Ottawa on Saturday, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole refused to answer both questions definitively and instead encouraged truckers to get vaccinated.
Unlike the Conservative leader, Alberta Conservative MP for Bow River Martin Shields publicly supported the truckers. He posted a video on Twitter in support of the convoy, saying “I am in Ottawa awaiting the trucking convoy on its way to the capital” and “It’s time to get our freedoms back.”
Dragon’s Den star Brett Wilson called out the legacy media and in particular, CBC, CTV, Global News and Fox News for their lack of coverage of the convoy saying that they have “no right to ignore” the trucker protest.
The GoFundMe in support of the truckers at the time this article was published has reached $3,739,140