(by Lily Jamali | Marketplace) – This weekend, Canada will start requiring long-haul truckers crossing the border from the U.S. to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate marks a departure from pandemic policy until now. During the pandemic, even during periods of lockdown and border closures, truck drivers have been able to cross the U.S.-Canada border with ease, thanks to their classification as essential workers. That’s about to change. Stephen Laskowski, president and chief executive of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, said once the vaccine mandate for truck drivers takes effect on Saturday, as many as 16,000 unvaccinated […]

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