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It was a show of solidarity the world had never seen before.
The Regina Rally Against the Carbon Tax set an unofficial Guinness World Record for the largest truck convoy and provided another example of how people in Saskatchewan stand united.
The rally protesting the carbon tax, Bill C-69, Bill C-48 and advocating for pipelines attracted supporters from all corners of Saskatchewan and created a 10-kilometre parade of over 700 trucks through Regina on April 4.
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association, I want to thank everyone – Premier Scott Moe, government officials and members of our association - who contributed and made this event a huge success.
Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr, Ag Minister David Marit, and Todd MacKay, the Prairie Director of Canadian Taxpayers Association, were among the thousands who also were on hand to show their support for the cause.
Our convoy attracted local media coverage and was the lead story on every six o’clock newscast and hit the front page of the Regina Leader-Post newspaper. As expected, an event of this magnitude also received national news coverage.
Let’s hope our truck horns and voices were heard in Ottawa.
After all, this isn’t the first time Saskatchewan has hosted a rally like this. In December, we saw a massive united front gather in Estevan to protest the federal Liberal government’s energy policies.
Road builders are well aware of the damage a carbon tax will have on the industry, with costs expected to rise and potentially lead to businesses folding. Other sectors will experience this blow too.
This is why it is crucial we continue our fight against this business-killing tax.
It’s encouraging to see other provinces join Saskatchewan in this push. Thank you, again, to our Premier for standing up for Saskatchewan and to everyone who joined our rally.