You’ve heard the saying, here comes the cavalry, but when was the last time you saw that happen? Coutts Border crossing between Alberta and Montana has as (what looks like) hundreds on horseback arrived to support protesting truckers.
— (@SandruhAnn) February 5, 2022
This video is over three minutes of riders on horseback clomping past the camera. It’s an impressive show of support.
According to reports, a deal was underway to move the protest away from the border, but that fell apart. The truckers are not leaving, and they’ve been joined by other groups who oppose the mandates. It’s been over a week. The premier has disclosed that changes to the policy in his province could be announced within a week. That’s a long time, and there’s plenty of political pressure coming from both sides, but the truckers don’t appear of a mind to move, even though the Dudley Doorights are opening investigations.
No one seems all that moved by the announcement, and why would they. These drivers lost their livelihood. They don’t have work anymore, thanks to the government. We’re talking about people, alone, in cabs, with little human contact opposing a vaccine that doesn’t protect them from the flu or stop them from spreading it.
All the other support is just sauce for the Canadian goose, and Trudeau’s government looks like it is the one getting cooked.
Then there’s Biden’s mandate. With the supply chain messed up already and plenty of work waiting for them when they are ready, the politicians, may be overplaying their hands. But they are a stubborn lot—all self-important and imperious. How much longer will this play out before the experts realize that truckers don’t need votes to keep their job.