Alberta must end the truck driver’s border blockade, saying it violates traffic law


Blockage held at the Canadian-US border to support truck convoy protests in Ottawa

Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenny calls for the immediate termination of a truck convoy that has blocked the highway across the busy Canadian-US border as part of a national protest against COVID-19’s obligations and restrictions. ..

According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, the Border Crossing in Coots, Arta remains open despite the blockade of Highway 4, but according to RCMP, it can only be passed on foot.

“As I said last week, Canadians have a democratic right to engage in legitimate protests. I will be as safe as possible to those involved in the convoy protests on this truck. We urge other drivers not to cause road hazards that could lead to accidents or dangerous conditions, “Kenny said in a statement in Washington, DC on January 30. He is attending a meeting of the National Governors Association.

The convoy, which set the blockade on Saturday, January 29, held a large-scale demonstration in Ottawa this weekend to protest the obligations and restrictions of the federal government’s COVID-19, in Canadian towns and cities. Is one of many.

On January 29, the RCMP of Alberta issued a travel advisory for Highway 4 from the south of Lethbridge, Alberta to the village of Kutz. The advisory will continue on January 30th and may continue for an “unknown period”, RCMP said.

Alberta RCMP issues travel advisories for travel in the southern region of Highway 4 # Lethbridge continue # Coots Crossing the border due to traffic jams and traffic jams. This is expected to continue for an unknown period. #ABRoads

— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) January 29, 2022

Alberta’s protests are being held to support the cross-country demonstration “Freedom Convoy 2022” that arrived in Ottawa on January 29th. .15.

The obligation requires that all truck drivers from the United States to Canada be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Canadian truck driver Entry into Canada is not denied, but you must be quarantined for 14 days.

The cross-country convoy quickly expanded into a national movement, with thousands of supporters assisting truck drivers and protesting other pandemic-related restrictions.

Alberta’s RCMP will ensure that highway 4 convoy participants avoid a complete highway blockage so as not to limit or prevent response to emergencies such as fires, collisions, and medical emergencies. I was looking for it.

“RCMP’s goal is to keep traffic flow open in at least one lane in each direction, enabling emergency response, community traffic flow, employment travel, and legitimate cross-border traffic movement. Is to enable. “

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) also monitors border conditions. CBC News reported..

“We are ready to work with local police, if necessary, to deal with any incident that interferes with our activities at the port of entry,” the CBSA said in a statement.

Another group of protesters also blocked cross-Canada-US traffic between Woodstock, New Brunswick and Houlton, Maine from noon on January 29.

Moncton protester Mitchell Albert said the blockade would take place until noon the next day.

“The plan is to show the NB and Maine governments what we can do when we stick. We will close that border 24 hours a day,” Albert said. Told the Canadian Press..

Canadian Press contributed to this article.

Andrew Chen

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Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.