Want more stories like this? By becoming a Supporter, you help make that possible!
OTTAWA, O.N. – Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government’s policies on the oil industry.
The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outside the capital.
The rally is expected to occupy almost a kilometre of Wellington Street, in front of Parliament.
Lead organizer Glen Carritt says the display is about showing support for new oil pipelines and opposition to the federal carbon tax and new rules on oil transportation.
The convoy includes members of the Yellow Vest Movement, whose demonstrations across the country have had widely varying agendas, from supporting pipelines to denouncing a United Nations compact on global migration.
Demonstrators from eastern Canada are also expected to link up with the convoy.
Thanks for reading!
Our goal is to cover all the local news and events happening in Northeast B.C. If you believe in this coverage, becoming a Supporter is a great way to help!
As a Supporter, you also get our investigative stories early and a FREE mug!