Friday , 23 July 2021

Yellow Vest convoy to Ottawa date set tentatively for Feb. 15

Trucks parade through downtown Bonnyville on Dec. 22 during the Yellow Vest protest.

After several Yellow Vest protests seized the province in December, including a near 800 truck rally in Bonnyville on Dec. 22, the plan to convoy from Alberta to Ottawa appears to have the green light, said the official Yellow Vest Facebook page Wednesday morning.

The page states the official convoy is leaving Red Deer on Feb. 15th and heading to the nation’s capital in hopes that the federal government hears the sentiments from oil and gas workers in Alberta.

The key issue – pipelines. But some of other criticisms include Alberta’s federal equalization payments and the UN’s migration pact.

Cold Lake, Bonnyville, M.D. of Bonnyville, and Elk Point councils have all written letters protesting the federal government law Bill C-69, which has been dubbed the “anti-pipeline” bill by critics.

Two gofundme pages have started to raise money for the convoy. Combined the two pages have raised close to $67,000.

The week long trip will end on Parliament Hill Feb. 22.

The Yellow Vest Facebook group has just under 2,700 people.

Bonnyville Yellow Vest Rally

The Yellow Vest protest in Bonnyville on Dec. 22 saw a convoy of trucks from the town, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, and Elk Point drive through main street.

Mayor of Cold Lake, Craig Copeland, and Municipal District of Bonnyville, Reeve Greg Sawchuk


About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.