OTTAWA - Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, issued the following statement regarding the truck convoy heading to Ottawa:
“My wife Val and I honked and waved on Sunday to show our support for our local truckers as they took to the road to protest the newly-imposed truckers mandate by Justin Trudeau.
“Imposed at a time when we are already seeing supply chain shortages and skyrocketing inflation, the Prime Minister is implementing a mandate that will leave tens of thousands of truckers unable to work and puts our food security at risk.
“Conservatives have always supported Canadians’ right to determine their own health choices. For those who are unvaccinated, we continue to believe in reasonable measures, such as rapid testing, to help protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable.
“Throughout the pandemic, truckers have provided Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast with the food and essential supplies they need. The Liberals should be working with truckers – not against them. Justin Trudeau needs to take responsibility for once again trying to divide Canadians.
“I support our northern BC truckers as well as those from across Canada. I have, and always will, support every Canadian’s right to peacefully and lawfully protest.”