Three Canadian provinces plan rollback of COVID mandates as trucker protest continues

Freedom Convoy members have protested in Ottawa for 12 days.

Updated: February 9, 2022 - 12:01am

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The Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec announced plans Tuesday to end some COVID-19 restrictions as the Freedom Convoy trucker protest continues.

Saskatchewan plans to end vaccination requirements by Feb. 14 and stop mask mandates two weeks later, The Toronto Star reported.

Hours later, the Alberta government announced the end of vaccine passport requirements Tuesday evening as part of a larger, multistep approach to eliminating most mandates, according to the Canadian outlet.

Notorious for having especially stringent COVID mandates, Quebec will no longer restrict private gatherings starting Saturday, and most restrictions are set to be lifted by March 14.

Freedom Convoy members have protested in Ottawa for 12 days as law enforcement officials are increasingly writing tickets and making arrests, the BBC reported.