Quebec Standard

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Protest convoy reaches Quebec City ahead of rally at the regional legislature


Key takeaways: 

  • Quebec premier states he ‘won’t take any devastation’ this weekend.
  • Almost 100 vehicles honking horns and darting lights arrive in Quebec City on Thursday evening as protesters assemble to contest public health standards. 

Protest vehicles arrive in Quebec: 

Almost 100 vehicles taking an interest in a rally convoy came in Quebec City Thursday night ahead of a protest scheduled this weekend in front of the National Assembly.

The first of some convoys anticipated rolling into the region’s capital mostly comprised pick-up trucks, SUVs, and cars — many of which were adorned out with Canadian and Quebec flags. Before the day, many individuals were already at the rally site, wearing yellow vests and putting up signs. 

Provincial police state they got there on foot.

Organizers of a rally planned for Saturday state they are demonstrating in a show of backing for protesters who have been amusing Ottawa for about a week. 

They are urging a stop to public health efforts, including regional vaccine orders, masks, and limitations.

Also read: Quebec City cops ready for truck convoy’s arrival

The convoy of rally arrives in Quebec

Bernard Gauthier, a well-known union leader from Quebec’s North Shore province, published a video to Facebook on Thursday morning, saying he was leaving with nearly 50 vehicles toward the regional capital and vowing to remain there.

“We’re doing this for the following generation — our kids — but also for ourselves,” Gauthier said in the video. Source –

A convoy of about 100 vehicles arrived at a rest space in Stoneham, approximately 27 kilometers north of Quebec City, almost 5 p.m. Thursday. It had made successive stops in Port-Cartier, Baie-Comeau, Forestville and Saguenay.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the convoy started moving toward Quebec City and reached near 6:45 p.m.

It’s unclear how many individuals will fall on the regional capital. More convoys are anticipated to reach Quebec City from other regions of the province for the hurriedly scheduled event, with the majority anticipated on Saturday. 

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