Quebec truck drivers force traffic jams in a province-wide protest

May 14 2018, 7:26 pm

The morning commute to work is tedious enough to deal with every Monday day in Montreal.

But today’s was a whole lot worse.

A major rally took place in Montreal this morning with 60 dump trucks blocking the corner of Boulevard Angrignon and Rue Notre-Dame Ouest. An intersection already jammed with inbound morning motorists.

The Executive Director of the Association Nationale des Camionneurs Artisans Incorporation, Gaétan Légaré, claimed through the ANCAI website that the protest is geared against the Transport Ministry to prevent more unregistered trucks from working on public work sites.

Truck drivers who are not enrolled with the Québec transport commission can too easily falsify invoices to avoid paying taxes on certain high-paying contracts.

The action started at 6 am and took place in 60 traffic heavy routes around Quebec.

The truck drivers were intentionally driving slow, disrupting traffic and honked their truck’s horns in a symphony of anger.

Several other protests took place in Quebec City near the Ministry of Transportation.

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