The United We Roll Convoy, a protest to the Federal Liberal’s Energy and Environment Policies is gaining a lot of support in Sault Ste. Marie but also a growing number of resistance as the convoy hits town.
The convoy that started in Red Deer Alberta wants to deliver the message to Ottawa that the West is hurting and needs pipelines in the ground and the carbon tax dropped.
Supporters of the cause have gathered at the former Lowe’s parking lot on Northern Ave and hosting a BBQ for the convoy participants that continues to grow as the protest moves from town to town across the country.
Not all are welcoming the convoy or their message. Environmentalist and recent Green Party candidate in Sault Ste. Marie posted on SaultOnline’s facebook page. “Why no coverage of the science of the world that says that 80% of known fossil rules must stay in the ground? Surely, not providing the climate change balance accurately is a disservice to humanity. Giving equal, or in this case more coverage to a false equivalency is harmful and irresponsible.”
Local Supporter, Chelsea Olar tells SaultOnline.com “I am a huge supporter of this because we need to stand up for our country as a whole”
“The main message we are taking to Ottawa with this convoy is that our oil-and-gas sector is in trouble,” said Glen Carritt, the convoy manager to the Calgary Herald as the convoy started its trek to Ottawa last week.
Check back to SaultOnline.com for more coverage Monday including a full video report.