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By January 25, 2022January 27th, 2022Media Releases

Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, raised concerns about the
Vaccine Mandate for cross-border Truckers that took effect on January 15, 2022.

“This couldn’t have come at a worse time and will ultimately drive up the cost of everyday goods.
From auto parts to furniture, appliances to food imports, everything moves by truck, but there are now
fewer drivers” said Warkentin.

Trudeau is showing he doesn’t care about the consequences of his actions. At a time when inflation is
already at a record high, Canadians will be the ones paying the price for the Trudeau government’s
poor policy decisions. “The government should back off on the mandate because it will only increase
shipping costs and further hinder an already weak supply chain.”

“The Liberals are making a bad situation far worse but, they are experts at that” said Warkentin.
“Truckers have been the unsung heroes for the past two years, keeping our economy running and
getting us the goods we need. There is no evidence that they have been a health risk to anyone.”

“We told Trudeau that his mandate would lead to higher costs for Canadians and lost jobs for
Canadian exporters. He didn’t listen and this crisis is worsening. I will continue to fight for common
sense. Trudeau must back down and protect Canadians who will otherwise be unnecessarily hurt by
his reckless actions.”