Pipeline supporters roll into Ottawa
Hundreds of trucks are rolling into Ottawa today 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.
According to Canadian Press, 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 will be on hand with the convoy.