Special Report: Biden Administration Urges Justin Trudeau To Use Federal Powers Against Trucker Blockade

(Republican Party News) – According to a new report from Breitbart News, the Biden administration is now reportedly urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use federal powers to bring the trucker convoy that has stopped the flow of auto parts on the Ambassador Bridge to an end.

Because that doesn’t scream tyrannical dictator at all, right?

Over the course of the last four days, the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” protests have managed to block traffic on the main thoroughfare that connects Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, which has forced auto plants on both sides of the border to halt production or slow it down due to the delay in part deliveries.

“The White House said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke with their Canadian counterparts and urged them to help resolve the standoff,” the Associated Press reported.

“A federal government official said they are not ruling out any options,” AP’s report continued. “The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly.”

The bridge carries a total of 25 percent of all the trade between the U.S. and Canada, which is why the effects of this blockade were instantly felt by automakers and other mid-west economies, the AP reported.

“Ford said its Windsor engine plant reopened Thursday after being shut down on Wednesday because of a lack of parts. But the factory and the company’s assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, near Toronto, were operating at reduced capacity, the automaker said,” the AP report stated.

“On the U.S. side, GM sent the first shift home two hours early Thursday at its Flint, Michigan, heavy-duty pickup truck plant due to parts shortages. Stellantis cut short the first shift Friday at its Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio, due to parts shortages,” the AP said.

“Honda will temporarily stop production on one assembly line during the day shift Friday at its plant in Alliston, Ontario. It’s because of border delays. U.S. Plants are scheduled to run normally Friday. Toyota said three of its plants in Ontario closed for the rest of the week because of parts shortages, and production also had to be curtailed in Georgetown, Kentucky,” the report added.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with the Teamsters union have denounced the blockades.

“It’s hitting paychecks and production lines. That is unacceptable,” commented Whitmer.

What federal powers Trudeau could use to end the blockade has not been detailed, though the prime minister has stated that using the military is an option that is off the table for now. Local tow truck companies have stated they will not comply with local authorities to haul the trucks away.

“Matt Mouroun, chairman of the Detroit International Bridge Company, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge, said the blockade ‘cannot continue any longer’ and outlined three ways for the government to end the protest, according to The Independent,” the Breitbart report said.

“1. End the protest by repealing the mandate and recognising that while the vast majority of truck drivers are vaccinated there are some who for many reasons are choosing not to get vaccinated but deserve to be respected and allowed to do their jobs and serve our countries with dignity,” Mouroun said.

“2. Remove the vehicles blocking the Ambassador Bridge so commerce and trade can resume,” he continued.

“3. Do nothing and hope this ends on its own: an option that will mostly prolong the blockade, further crippling our economy and putting more jobs at risk,” he added.

Mouroun stated that he hopes once the conflict is over, the U.S. and Canada can come to some sort of agreement in order to ensure that the trade thoroughfare does not become politicized again.

However, Prime Minister Trudeau is standing firm on his commitment to keep the vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions in place, though several provincial premiers have decided to scale back their restrictions.

“Canadians have the right to protest, to disagree with their government, and to make their voices heard. We’ll always protect that right,” Trudeau posted in a tweet on Tuesday. “But let’s be clear: They don’t have the right to blockade our economy, or our democracy, or our fellow citizens’ daily lives. It has to stop.”

“Meanwhile, conservative Ontario Premier Doug Ford has moved to cut off funding for the protests through the site GiveSendGo after the crowdfunding site GoFundMe shut down the original account that raised $7.8 million,” the report noted.

GiveSendGo then responded in a tweet on Thursday, saying, “Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo. All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.”

“Windsor, Ontario, Mayor Drew Dilkens said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon that he will be seeking an injunction to remove the protesters at Ambassador Bridge. He also said that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has offered to provide tow equipment to remove the vehicles,” Breitbart said in its report.

“My message is simple: reopen traffic on the bridge,” Whitmer went on to say in a press release. “In Michigan, our economy continues to grow because of our hardworking people and innovative small businesses. Now, that momentum is at risk. Commercial traffic is at a standstill at the Ambassador Bridge and heavily backed up at the Blue Water Bridge.”

You know, the simplest way to solve this problem would be to just ditch the vaccine mandates. Boom. Done. Just like that.

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