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Canadian Towing Company to Ignore Trudeau Order to Disrupt Trucker Protests

On Wednesday, police in Ottawa provided the truckers with leaflets warning them to leave the area immediately or face the possibility of arrest.
A police vehicle blocks a downtown street to prevent trucks from joining a blockade of truckers protesting vaccine mandates near the Parliament Buildings on February 15, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canada's history to try to put an end to the blockade which is now in its third week. The CEO of a towing company in Ottawa, Canada said his business will not comply with Trudeau's order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES
A police vehicle blocks a downtown street to prevent trucks from joining a blockade of truckers protesting vaccine mandates near the Parliament Buildings on February 15, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canada’s history to try to put an end to the blockade which is now in its third week. The CEO of a towing company in Ottawa, Canada said his business will not comply with Trudeau’s order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES

Atowing company CEO plans to ignore Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s order for towing companies to disrupt truckers protesting vaccine mandates.

Trudeau, who invoked emergency powers for the first time in 50 years, has faced a fierce backlash over his directives, which include towing companies forcing their employees to remove trucker’s rigs or face loss of federal contracts and other penalties.

So far, there is little evidence that towing companies are complying with Trudeau’s orders.

In an interview with Newsweek, Ibrahim Masir, CEO of Alliance Towing in Ottawa, Canada, said the government has put small businesses in a terrible position. He described it as a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” spot.

“It’s a position that no small business wants to be in and we’re here because of the government measures.”

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