Organizers of a truck convoy to Ottawa to pressure the federal government to fast-track pipeline construction say the effort is snowballing. Not only is the protest against the pipeline not being built it is also against globalism and mass immigration.
Many protestors on the Facebook page have also said they will be calling on Justin Trudeau to resign as well over his failure to put Canadians first.
Proponents of pushing hundreds, possibly thousands, of trucks and other vehicles to Parliament Hill in February say a GoFundMe page and a recruitment effort are swelling the effect of the so-called Yellow Vest protest that’s expected to embark from Red Deer on Feb. 15.
Though the convoy is western Canadian-based, the movement has inspired those across the country, said Carritt, who operates an industrial safety company he says has been hard hit by problems plaguing the energy industry.
Glen Carritt of Innisfail who organised the event said:
“(Ottawa) is forcing us to do this — there’s a passion, two hundred people have registered east of Ontario.
We want pipelines started, there’s been way too much procrastination,” said Carritt, adding authorities should have dismantled a protest camp blocking the Trans Mountain expansion in Burnaby, B.C., long before Mounties dispersed it last August.
“We’re tired of it and we need oil to get to tidewater. We’re not in favour of UN control of migration, we’re not against legal migration”
Hundreds of vehicles have already done go slows on the motorways whilst organizers of the Convoy to Ottawa effort say they’ll harness that momentum and emotion for the countrywide trek that is expected to end with a rally on Parliament Hill sometime between Feb. 19 and 23!