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Posted: January 28, 2022

MP Morrison expresses support for Canadian truckers

Rob Morrison, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, today issued a statement expressing support for the truck convoy making its way to Ottawa.

“Conservatives have been opposed to federally mandated vaccines since Trudeau introduced them; and we oppose the mandatory vaccine on Canadian truckers. These women and men who ship our goods and bring needed supplies into Canada are essential and have worked tirelessly over the health crisis to keep grocery shelves stocked and supply chains moving,” Morrison said.

“Instead of reasonable accommodation for truckers – like the expanded use of rapid tests, and proof of a negative covid result – the government continues to adopt a heavy-handed approach that has cost jobs and put our economy at risk.

“We should be working to bring Canadians together, not divide them further. Now more than ever, our economy needs to be reopened, and we need every sector working in order to recover from the health crisis.”

Morrison added he supports “peaceful demonstrations against these mandates, and I have been consistent in my support for our truckers from Kootenay-Columbia and from across Canada. Individual liberties are an essential part of what it means to be Canadian, and I thank them for their unwavering dedication to Canadians from coast-to-coast.”

Lead image: MP Morrison’s first meeting, when restrictions were first lifted in 2020, was with Sunrise Transport in Cranbrook. He said he stood “shoulder-to-shoulder with Kootenay-Columbia’s truckers then, is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them today and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the peaceful and law-abiding Canadian truckers’ convoy that is Ottawa bound.” Photo submitted


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