President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance Stephen Laskowski donated to the Liberal Party in 2018, records show.
According to records openly available on Elections.ca, Laskowski made two donations to the Liberal Party of Canada on April 2, 2018, totaling $2,959.
The Alliance recently published a statement condemning the anti-mandate convoy which is currently on its way to the nation's capital, stating that the vast majority of truckers were vaccinated.
"Accordingly, most of our nation’s hard-working truck drivers are continuing to move cross-border and domestic freight to ensure our economy continues to function.
"The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) does not support and strongly disapproves of any protests on public roadways, highways, and bridges. CTA believes such actions – especially those that interfere with public safety – are not how disagreements with government policies should be expressed. Members of the trucking industry who want to publicly express displeasure over government policies can choose to hold an organized, lawful event on Parliament Hill or contact their local MP. What is not acceptable is disrupting the motoring public on highways and commerce at the border."
Laskowski himself also commented on the matter, saying that the industry must "adapt and comply" with the mandates.
"The Government of Canada and the United States have now made being vaccinated a requirement to cross the border. This regulation is not changing so, as an industry, we must adapt and comply with this mandate," said Laskowski. "The only way to cross the border, in a commercial truck or any other vehicle, is to get vaccinated."
The Canadian Trucking Alliance itself also donated to the Liberal Party, though those donations were small and ended in 2003. The Alliance also donated to the Reform Party in that year.
The convoy has garnered support from Conservative politicians almost across the board, with the notable exception of party boss Erin O'Toole, who said on Monday that his party has been "talking to the Canadian Truckers Alliance for several months."
O'Toole said that his party has proposed policies to help alleviate any stress to the supply chain caused by mandates, namely through the form of vaccination.
O'Toole stressed several times in the press conference that he worked with the CTA.
The Post Millennial reached out to Laskowski, and has not received a response as of the time of publication.