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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Letter: Angry that trucker convoy adopted flag as their motif

Dear editor:

As I watched the "Freedom Convoy" trucks stop at the Husky Travel Centre here in Niagara-on-the-Lake some days ago, I felt very angry that they would adopt Canadian flags as their motif, as though their actions represented something honourable and patriotic.

There is nothing honourable or patriotic about demanding an end to vaccine mandates so they have the "freedom" to host a virus that could mutate into another variant more deadly than COVID-19 that has killed almost 5 million people worldwide. 

True and patriotic Canadians would care about their fellow citizens and not participate in actions that harm them.

Thankfully, the majority of our Canadian truckers are vaccinated and have not embraced scientific ignorance, ignored civilized norms, and propagated idiotic conspiracy theories born out of the ether and little else.

Let us salute the truckers who got vaccinated and tirelessly ply their routes keeping supply chains running and food, medicine and other products available to us all.

They are the true Canadians and deserve to show the Canadian flag.

J. Richard Wright