Crazy Canadian Truckers?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 02/11/2022 - 06:59

An Ontario court has ordered demonstrators to clear the Ambassador Bridge, a critical link at the U.S.-Canada border.

Apparently no amount of scientific evidence can convince idiots. Meanwhile US officials are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to use its federal powers to end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions.

For nearly a week, truckers have blocked the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor in Ontario to Detroit, Michigan, thereby disrupting the flow of auto parts and other products between the two nations. Honda Motors temporarily stopped production on one assembly line at its plant in Alliston, Ontario.

US urges Canada to use federal powers to end bridge blockade…

On the U.S. side, General Motors sent the first shift home in Flint, Michigan, pickup truck plant due to parts shortages. Stellantis cut short the first shift at its Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio, also due to parts shortages.

The Anderson Economic Group in Lansing, Michigan estimates the lost direct wages in the Michigan auto industry due to the protest at more than $51 million.

A Canadian judge has frozen access to donations for the trucker convoy protest…

U.S. urges Canada to use federal powers to ease border protest disruption…;