Ottawa closes border to unvaccinated U.S. truckers

Industry observers are warning supply chain woes may worsen with the extension of vaccine mandates to American truck drivers. Under the new rules, Canadian truckers who aren’t fully vaccinated must quarantine on entering the country, though they can complete their deliveries first. The U.S. is planning a similar mandate on its side for Jan. 22.

“I really hope that we’re not at the stage where you see food insecurity, where you’re actually going to grocery stores and there’s nothing on the shelf,” retail analyst Bruce Winder told CTV News. “That could be the worst-case scenario.”