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Convoy of loads of vans enters Ottawa to protest federal oil policies

Hundreds of semi-trailers, pickup vehicles, motors and buses are rolling into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government’s guidelines at the oil industry.

The foremost portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., ultimate Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outdoor the capital.

A institution of like-minded protesters from Eastern Canada became anticipated to join up with them in Ottawa.

The rally is expected to occupy nearly a kilometre of Wellington Street, in the front of Parliament.

Lead organizer Glen Carritt stated the display is ready showing support for brand new oil pipelines and competition to the federal carbon tax and new rules on oil transportation.

“The center message is we want immediate motion for our pipelines to get in the ground, to get to tidewater and to the relaxation of Canada,” said Carritt, the owner of an oilfield fire and safety business enterprise in Innisfail, Alta.

The protesters need the Liberal government to scrap the carbon tax and payments that overhaul environmental checks of energy projects and ban oil tankers from the northern coast of British Columbia.

He stated contributors are also sad approximately the authorities’s currently signing a non-binding United Nations compact on international migration.

Carritt stated Canada’s borders “need to be managed” by way of Canada and its citizens, not the United Nations.

Another convoy was at the beginning created via a set that called itself Canada Action, which cancelled the plan and refunded heaps of dollars in donations after that effort have become associated with extremist factors inside the Yellow Vests Canada movement.

This convoy in Ottawa consists of contributors of the Yellow Vest Movement, whose demonstrations throughout the country have had extensively varying agendas, from supporting pipelines to denouncing immigration and the United Nations compact on global migration.

Carritt at first stated his convoy as a “yellow vest convoy” but renamed it United We Roll after it too became connected to people spewing hateful rhetoric against Muslims and immigrants.

Some trucks in the convoy show the signature yellow vest garment on their front grilles however Carritt stresses the rally is open to each person fed up with the federal government so long as they aren’t violent.

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