'I will ask the Prime Minister, who may I remind this house wore blackface on more times than he can remember, apologize to the peace-loving patriotic Canadians who are outside right now, just asking to be heard,' Conservative Party deputy leader Candice Bergen said.
'I think we need to apply these policies with a heavy dose of common sense. Common sense tells us that we are at the peak of supply chain constraints across North America, around the world, [and] huge inflation.'
Conservative Ted Falk ripped Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying he 'has arbitrarily villainized these brave men and women (as) a threat' and that truckers are the 'victims of Justin Trudeau’s vaccine witch hunts.'
The decision to go ahead with the mandate comes despite trade associations on both the American and Canadian side of the border warning that the policy could severely impact the already strained supply chain spurred by the COVID crisis.