Pro-pipeline rallies in downtown Calgary are becoming an almost daily occurrence.
I went into the crowd to ask why the people there were angry enough to join the protest and heard a broad range of answers.
After I spoke to attendees, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi took the stage and was greeted with loud booing and jeers from the crowd. Calgarians are fed up with having to please the rest of the country before building their own economy, so when Nenshi mentioned Quebec, the crowd booed again.
Right after the protest, all of Calgary's city council was supposed to be at a media scrum.
While several councilors spoke in favour of the rally, their elected socialist counterparts scurried off so they wouldn't have to stand up for their constituents too often in one day. Druh Farrell, Naheed Nenshi and Evan Wooley all left quickly.
They didn't expect me to be patient. I waited to ask Farrell if she regretted her vocal support of the Trudeau Liberals, given how they are now blockading Alberta. Watch the video to see what she says.