The GoFundMe page to support the “Freedom Convoy” of Canadian truckers was approaching $10 million as of Monday evening, which is more money than the major federal political parties of Canada raised during the last quarter of 2021.
“Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods,” read the convoy’s GoFundMe page.
“We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here.”
The federal government mandated that Canadian truckers had to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 15 if they want to avoid a 14-day quarantine when they cross the border from the United States.
The GoFundMe was started Jan. 14 by Tamara Lich, who is also secretary of the Western separatist Maverick Party. The fund says the money will go to pay for fuel as well as for food and lodgings for the participating truckers.
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