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Canada: Trucker protests leads to shortage of fruits & vegetables at small grocery stores

The Canadian trucker protest is impacting the availability of certain foods in some parts of the country. Owners of some independent grocery stores that rely on goods coming from the US are starting to feel the strain of the ongoing disruption. These grocers face delays on fruits, vegetables, and cereals, which has led to a shortage.

It seems that Canadians living in the most remote areas are the most affected as they rely on imported fruits and vegetables -especially during the winter- and the protests have disrupted the flow of goods, potentially leading to spoilage and waste.

The so-called "Freedom Convoy" has been protesting since late January against the country's vaccine mandates. Protestors are particularly angered about the cross-border vaccine regulations that require them to either be fully vaccinated to cross freely into the US and back, or face a quarantine period upon their return.



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