39 Trucking Companies Shut Down by Canadian Transportation Ministry for Involvement in ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protest

The government in Ontario, Candida has shut down dozens of trucking companies over their involvement in the Freedom Convoy.

  • The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has confirmed that 39 trucking companies have been served with seizure orders that revoke their authority to work.
  • According to LifeSiteNews, the ministry confirmed that the independent companies have been shut down in response to their involvement with the Freedom Convoy.
  • TruckNews reported on the seizure orders the same day that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revoked the Emergencies Act.
  • Wednesday also saw Ontario Premier Doug Ford axed the province’s state of emergency, seeming to put an end to the government crackdown.
  • Twelve trucking companies in Ontario and 27 outside the province have been hit with seizure orders that keep them from working, due to their protest of the COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
  • “In an effort to preserve future police investigations into the illegal occupation in Ottawa, the ministry will not release the names of affected businesses at this time,” a ministry spokesperson said.
  • The statement appeared to indicate that a criminal investigation could be forthcoming for the 39 trucking companies which decided to peacefully protest the government.
  • According to LifeSiteNews, despite the Emergencies Act coming to an end, the Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has maintained that some of the powers connected to the Act could be made permanent.
  • Trudeau and his government enacted the Emergencies Act to clear out the thousands of trucks that occupied Ottawa.
  • The protest took place to stand against the mandating of COVID-19 vaccines for those who wished to work in the trucking industry, something that many stood against, regardless of their vaccination status.