The massive convoy was organized by a group called BearHug Canada Unity. As of reporting, the group has raised over $4.7 million on GoFundMe to help truckers pay for the costs incurred in their cross-country trip to Ottawa.
On the GoFundMe, the group says “We are asking for Donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task.”
The group says “Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods.”
“We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here.”
The group says that they are going to Ottawa to protest the Canadian government to demand “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.”
The group recently ran into issues with GoFUndMe and receiving the funds to allocate to drivers, but it appears the group has since made arrangements with GoFundMe to disperse the funds.
“In order for your generous donations to flow smoothly, the good people at Go Fund Me will be sending donations directly to our bulk fuel supplier and are working out the details now which means your hard earned money is going to straight to who it was meant for and need not flow through anyone else. Any left over donations will be donated to a credible Veterans organization which will be chosen by the donors.”, the group wrote on the GoFundMe page.
Videos from all over Canada show hundreds and thousands of truckers and drivers part of the convoy.
Videos from all over Canada also show hundreds and thousands of people lining overpasses and roads to show their support to the convoy going to Ottawa.