Last weekend, I was in Canada’s border city, LLoydminster, Saskatchewan (and then Alberta!) to cover yet another heavy truck and equipment rally and simultaneous Yellow Vest protest.
The convoy staging area was in Saskatchewan, at Northern Livestock Sales, across Highway 16 from the Husky Upgrader on the Eastern outskirts of the city. From there about 200 trucks, pieces of equipment and even cars headed through town to the Alberta side and back.
While the truck convoy was rolling through town, another Yellow Vest protest took place on the Alberta side of the red markers that delineate the border between the two provinces. About 100 people lined both sides of the street, spilling onto the median.
I talked to some of the truckers in the staging area and some Yellow Vest protesters to bring you the other side of the story. Watch as I show you why these folks thought it was so important to spend their Christmas holidays making their concerns known.
A lot of these people told me they weren’t rallying for themselves, but rather, came out that day to express concern for their friends, their families and the future of all Canadians.
The symbolism of the cross-border rally was obvious.
While the two provinces may be taking very different approaches to Trudeau’s attacks on Canada’s oil and gas industry, the people of both provinces are standing together.