Over $3.2m raised for trucker convoy heading to Ottawa, thousands expected 

Over 2.5 million dollars have been raised for trucker convoys which will be leaving from locations all across Canada and converge to Ottawa on January 29th. 

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The Freedom Convoy’s GoFundMe has raised over $3.2 million since January 14th. 

The convoy was originally organized as a way to protest Canada’s newly imposed vaccine mandate on Canadian truckers coming back from the United States. Unvaccinated truckers are required to enter a mandatory quarantine for 14 days after their arrival.

The policy has strained supply chains across Canada. Since the policy was implemented, bare shelves have been observed across Canada. 

The convoy’s demands are broader than just the abolition of the trucker mandate: “We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to this mandates”, the GoFundMe reads. 

While the convoy has gathered popular support amongst most truckers, the Canadian Trucking Alliance condemned the protest, saying truckers “must adapt and comply”.

The first string of the Convoy departed from North B.C. on January 22nd, and other departures will take place across the country from now to the 29th of January when all truckers will converge on Ottawa, the nation’s capital. 

Upon the first departure in B.C., the convoy was cheered on and greeted with support. 

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