Yesterday was the swearing-in of Alberta's new premier, Jason Kenney. But that's not where I was. Instead, I visited downtown Edmonton to cover a rally organized by the Canada Action Group Against Bill C-48.
C-48 is Justin Trudeau's tanker ban on Canadian oil exports heading out to the world from the coast of British Columbia.
The law, if acted the way it is written, will amount to a prohibition on any further pipeline approvals if the destination is to foreign markets via the west coast.
While the Senate's Transport and Communications Committee held hearings on C-48 in an Edmonton hotel conference room, about 20 or 30 protesters gathered for an hour outside to protest what they're calling a discriminatory law.
This law, known as the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, was introduced by the Liberal MP Marc Garneau.
The Act unfairly targets Canadian oil in the west while oil from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Venezuela is freely imported every day via tanker to Canada's east coast.
C-48 isn't a tanker ban. It's an Alberta oil export ban.
In my video, I asked the protesters what they think Alberta’s new premier Jason Kenney should do to get the ethical, Canadian oil flowing.