EDITORIAL: Liberals don’t care about supply chain issues

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Last week, the vaccination mandate for truckers came into effect – a policy that industry experts say could have serious negative repercussions on our supply chain.

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We know that inflation is rising more than it has in 30 years. The year-over-year increase in grocery prices averages about 5%, although some items are much higher than others.

Everything the Liberal government is doing to make these problems worse is outrageous, and the truckers’ mandate does just that.

Are we supporting everyone to get vaccinated? Sure. But at this point, when most people are vaccinated and the mild variant of omicron is circulating widely, these kinds of punitive mandates don’t accomplish much.

Yet the Liberals are stubbornly pushing ahead.

“The biggest threat to our supply chain is COVID,” Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on social media. “To keep our stores stocked and our warehouses full, we need truckers on the road who aren’t home sick or in the hospital. That’s why we created the Vaccination Mandate for Truckers.

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Sorry, but it does not pass the smell test. Canada has yet to face significant supply chain issues due to too many truckers being hospitalized or sick at home.

Industry experts have said onerous isolation rules are keeping too many truckers off the road and too many grocery store workers at home.

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Canadians have seen store shelves empty more than usual in recent days. A variety of factors come into play, including the weather, but border challenges are undeniably one of them.

People who took to social media to post pictures of empty store shelves across the country have been attacked by liberal supporters hostile to the idea that government policy could have played a role.

“This is the third empty grocery store I’ve been to this week that’s empty, where are the pumpkins?” joked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s press secretary Alex Wellstead, who posted a photo of a well-stocked store.

If your local grocery store has everything in stock, consider yourself privileged. But that’s no laughing matter.

Supply chain issues are a serious problem, and some stores and communities are more affected than ever.

The economy is complicated — maybe that’s why Liberals shouldn’t try to micromanage it.

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