Jason Kenney calls on Trudeau, Biden to 'exercise common sense' on truckers vaccine mandate

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‘We’re concerned about the supply chain challenges facing North America’

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging Washington and Ottawa to exercise common sense and exempt truckers from vaccine mandates at the border ahead as he meets with U.S. governors.

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The premier spoke to BNN/Bloomberg from Washington, D.C., Friday where the National Governors Association meeting was being held.

“The decision to require unvaccinated truckers to quarantine after they cross the border has basically taken thousands of long-haul truckers out of the cross-border transportation logistics system,” said Kenney, adding supply shortages will grow fuelling more inflation.

Alberta is “just calling on the two federal governments to simply exercise a bit of common sense here and to extend an exemption for unvaccinated cross-border truckers.”

Kenney said the truckers work in their cabs alone and don’t present a public health risk.

As Kenney was to meet with governors in Washington, truckers from across Canada were making their way to Ottawa for the so-called “Freedom Rally” Saturday to protest the new vaccine rules.

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