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Experts say truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate

‘Slow-roll’ protest planned by Quebec truckers against COVID-19 vaccination mandate Lori Turnbull, director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, questioned the wisdom of truckers’ lobbying strategy, given how firmly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau staked out his position in favour of vaccine mandates during last year’s federal election.“Trudeau really drilled in on putting the pressure on for vaccines,” Turnbull said. “If some companies are making an effort and others aren’t, I don’t get it.“It’s another thing again if companies are really resisting it, as though government doesn’t have the right to make us do this,” she said.Some big-riggers feel strongly that Ottawa should stay out of their way.

On Sunday, a “Freedom Convoy” is slated to roll out from British Columbia en route to the capital for a demonstration against the mandate at the end of next week. As of Friday afternoon, the campaign had raised just over $1 million from donors in under a week, according to its GoFundMe page.Up to 26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular trips across the Canada-U.S.

border would likely be sidelined as a result of the vaccine mandate in both countries, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations. Kenney calls on Liberals to pause trucker COVID-19 vaccine mandate However Andrew Steele, a vice-president at consulting firm StrategyCorp., said polls show public opinion is overwhelmingly in favour of strong vaccine requirements for essential workers, and that companies and trade groups need to read the room.“If you’re making a public relations or government relations strategy, you have to align it with public opinion.

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‘Slow-roll’ protest planned by Quebec truckers against COVID-19 vaccination mandate Lori Turnbull, director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, questioned the wisdom of truckers’ lobbying strategy, given how firmly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau staked out his position in favour of vaccine mandates during last year’s federal election.“Trudeau really drilled in on putting the pressure on for vaccines,” Turnbull said. “If some companies are making an effort and others aren’t, I don’t get it.“It’s another thing again if companies are really resisting it, as though government doesn’t have the right to make us do this,” she said.Some big-riggers feel strongly that Ottawa should stay out of their way.
The premier of Canada’s Alberta province on Thursday called on the federal government to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers that companies say will disrupt the supply chain and fuel inflation.

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