The Maverick Party says Canadian truckers have every right to protest against mandatory vaccinations.
Interim leader Jay Hill said the party isn’t directly involved in the trucker protest, but does not condemn the initiatives.
“Maverick does not support anti-vaccination, but does support freedom of choice and a citizen’s right to decide what they do with their own bodies,” said Hill in a statement.
“Maverick supports Canadian’s right to participate in peaceful protest when they feel compelled to draw their government’s attention to important issues. Like the majority of Canadians, most Maverick members have chosen to be vaccinated, some have not. Our party will not condemn either for their choice.”
The policies Maverick has in place are “common sense,” Hill said.
Freedom Convoy 2022 now has hundreds of truckers on the highways rolling towards Ottawa and calling for COVID-19 mandates to end across Canada.
“This convoy is not about vax or anti-vax or COVID,” said Tamara Lich, an
organizer of the convoy.
“It is about restoring Canada’s rights and freedoms. Freedom to open businesses, freedom to hug your friends, go to restaurants and movies, etc.”
Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard