It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all sectors of activity. Nurses, orderlies, cashiers and a few other trades were rightly thanked in a number of ways. However, I feel it is more than time to thank the truck drivers for the discreet but critical work. 

As you all know, truck drivers have been the backbone of the Canadian economy for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted their sacrifice and dedication.

That is why I sent this letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Labour asking them to increase meal allowances for truckers. I think that is the least the federal government can do to acknowledge their contribution.

Click here to read the letter and feel free to share it with your friends.

In solidarity,

François Laporte
President of Teamsters Canada
Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters