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Lantsman: “I look forward to a reversal of the reversal of the reversal” of border exemption

Conservative Transport Critic Melissa Lantsman Photo: CPC

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Justin Trudeau’s government needs to reverse its reversal or face even worse supply chain issues, says Transportation Critic Melissa Lanstman.

“I look forward to a reversal of the reversal of the reversal,” she told Road Warrior News January 14th, a day before the exemption extended to Truckers as essential workers is set to expire. Lantsman wrote Transport Minister Omar Alaghabra on January 5th asking him to share Canada’s plan for the January 15th exemption expiry; Alaghabra has released nothing to Lanstman, or anyone else.  

“There’s no flow of information, to me or anyone in the industry that has been calling for certainty. In fact, with yesterday’s reversal, they have created far more uncertainty that existed even before. That’s a problem for every single Canadian, not just truck drivers.

“I would never underestimate the incompetence of this government when it comes to COVID,” she notes. “This government has failed every step along the way, while the truck drivers have never stopped serving Canadians and have been the heroes of this pandemic. You cannot support a government that takes you from hero to zero in in in the matter of 24 hours.”