It’s finally here. The big, beautiful Fire Phillips billboard has made its world debut!
Albertans just can't trust Environment Minister Shannon Phillips.
Phillips said those opposed to her Bighorn Wilderness Park had been making threats against its supporters. She also said she'd been advised by the RCMP to end public consultations and that two investigations had been opened into the alleged crimes.
Except the police said none of that was true. Phillips just wanted to shut up locals who were showing up at her sham consultations to tell her they didn’t want, or need, the government to tell them how to take care of their own backyard.
Shannon Phillips is a liar and now she's a liar with her face on a billboard on the side of Highway 2, just south of Leduc, Alberta. The billboard, generously funded by Rebel supporters, will greet those leaving the Edmonton area to use the Bighorn backcountry while we still can.
Today's video was a cold one to shoot but I could barely contain my excitement as the banner was unfurled. Someone even stopped on the side of Highway 2 to take a picture of our banner before we even had it up!
Thanks again to all the donors who helped make this happen.
P.S. To see the full story and to sign my petition and help fund our billboard, visit FirePhillips.com.
P.S.S. The last time we put up a billboard calling on Rachel Notley to fire one of her incompetent cabinet ministers (Education Minister David Eggen) she sent the Elections Commissioner after us. We were fined, without a day in court, for putting up a billboard without first registering as a third-party advertiser. We’re not a third-party advertiser. We're journalists with an editorial opinion, so we’re fighting the legitimacy of that censorship law. But more importantly, we’re still exercising our free speech whether Notley likes it or not. To see the full story on Notley's latest attack on the Rebel, and to help fund our legal fight for journalistic independence, go to StandWithTheRebel.com.