Hundreds of protesters braved the cold conditions to stand up for the Canadian energy, resource and Agriculture sectors.
Members of several unions, as well as the City of Regina, Regina Chamber of Commerce, the provincial NDP and the Sask Party government were all in attendance to show their support for Canadian pipelines.
Founder of canadaaction.ca Cody Battershill said it’s great to see support for such an important issue.
“It’s a sign of the times, we have such broad support for this conversation,” Battershill said. “This is not a partisan issue, this is about policy.”
The Canada Action group is a movement to gain better supports for energy, resource and Agriculture sectors.
Battershill said when the energy sector in Canada wins, every Canadian wins.
“We’re all Canadian, we all win when the resource sector is strong,” Battershill said. “Global oil demand is growing, why are we importing oil? Why don’t we apply our standards to that oil that’s coming into the country?”
As mentioned, both NDP and Sask party leaders attended the event, including Premier Scott Moe, who spoke to the crowd of a couple hundred people.
Moe said there are important issues in those sectors that the federal government is not helping with.
“We need to speak, and speak loudly, because there are some headwinds coming from our federal government that need to be stopped,” Moe said. “Bill C-69 needs to be scrapped, the carbon tax needs to be repealed, and we need to move forward in making a difference in real ways, in reducing emissions as opposed to reducing jobs.”
The Canada Action group prides itself as being non-partisan in nature, saying they support the production and distribution of Canadian products.