On Saturday December 22, in Bonnyville, Alberta, about two hundred trucks met at the Co-op Cardlock and drove through town to the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre to send a message to Justin Trudeau — they want Bill C-69 and other pipeline killing regulations repealed so they can get back to work.
At the same time truckers were grinding main street to a halt, a Yellow Vest protest had formed in the centre of town.
Along with the free hot dogs, there were messages in support of the oil patch, against the UN Global Compact on Migration, against Trudeau, and even against the media bailout.
I attended the protest to see what people had to say.
Bonnyville’s rally and convoy coincided with several others held across Western Canada. Medicine Hat, Lloydminster, Brooks, and even Estevan, Saskatchewan hosted their own convoys to show support for the beleaguered and bottlenecked oil patch.