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Supporters On Horseback Arrive By The Hundreds To Support Trucker Protest US-Canada Border

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.

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.

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By  Steve MacDonald
Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Editor at Large and a co-owner of GraniteGrok.com; a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire; and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

2 thoughts on “Supporters On Horseback Arrive By The Hundreds To Support Trucker Protest US-Canada Border”

  1. How this plays out will have a ripple effect to their southern neighbor and around the world. Both sides know this and neither wants to back down. Always a dangerous time. I saw a Zoom meeting, held yesterday in Ottawa, wherein they declared a State of Emergency. There was a ton of pressure placed on the police chief to take a more heavy handed approach with the truckers by some council Karen’s. Let’s pray calmer heads prevail.

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