A growing number of Canadian provinces have begun to lift their COVID-19 restrictions as the Freedom Convoy has expanded to multiple cities across Canada and has begun to disrupt international trade between Canada and the United States.
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island have all announced plans to lift some coronavirus restrictions. Alberta and Saskatchewan have taken the biggest step in dropping the vaccine passport requirements with Alberta’s dropping immediately and Saskatchewan’s ending at midnight on Sunday. Both provinces are planning on ending mask mandates in the coming months.
These coronavirus changes come as the Freedom Convoy has occupied downtown Ottawa for nearly two weeks and put pressure on the Trudeau government to end coronavirus restrictions.
Additionally, the Freedom Convoy movement has spread across Canada as truckers have occupied multiple international crossings including the border crossing in Coutts, Alberta, and the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario.
Through this, the truckers intend to put increasing political and economic pressure on national and provincial politicians to eliminate coronavirus restrictions to re-establish Canadian liberty.
One of the most influential protests aside from the current demonstrations in Ottawa is taking place on the Ambassador Bridge and began on Monday. The international passageway carries nearly 30% of the trade between the two countries.
In response to the truckers blocking traffic from coming into Canada, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said that “We’re not going to let this happen for a prolonged period of time.”
However, there is little reason to assume that the Freedom Convoy and truckers across Canada are going to stop anytime soon.
Benjamin Dichter, a Freedom Convoy organizer, said at a news conference in Ottawa that “I think the government and the media are drastically underestimating the resolve and patience of truckers.”
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So far, it appears that the Freedom Convoy’s efforts are on the right track as several provincial governments have lifted restrictions; however, some of the larger provinces like Ontario have let to remove restrictions.
In addition to the increasing number of protests across Canada, multiple Republicans have spoken out in favor of the Freedom Convoy with former President Trump stating that “Facebook and Big Tech are seeking to destroy the Freedom Convoy of Truckers. The Freedom Convoy is peacefully protesting the harsh policies of far-left lunatic Justin Trudeau who has destroyed Canada with insane Covid mandates.”
Additionally, multiple Republicans, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, have called for investigations into GoFundMe because the company canceled the Freedom Convoy fundraiser on their site and initially were going to distribute the donated funds to charities instead.
With the Freedom Convoy making progress in Canada, it appears like the truckers’ efforts to end coronavirus restrictions has showcased that everyday people want an end to pandemic restrictions. As multiple Canadian provinces have lifted restrictions, so too have some Democrat-run states in the US such as New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Connecticut, and Delaware which have all announced plans to lift statewide mask mandates in schools.
It appears that once everyday people begin to stand up against the tyrannical policies of leftist politicians, their power quickly evaporates and liberty prevails.