Letter: Yellow Vests unite

The editor:

As we grow closer to the 2019 federal election, an awakening is on the horizon in Canada.

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The masses are assembling like never before in a historic movement known as the Yellow Vests.

Adopted from France, whose residents are required to carry the now symbolic vest in their vehicles in the event of a situation of distress, Canadians have come together, town by town, city by city, uniting in one common goal, to show distress and discontent with the current government’s policies on carbon pricing, pipelines, and the UN migration compact, which threatens to derail the country’s sovereignty.

Although no one is against immigration, they all seem to be against illegal immigration.

Never before has there been anything that has engaged so many people in such a way that they have taken to the streets in protest, brandishing signs consisting of their own personal renditions of their disapproval.

The western part of the country, being the provider for years due to its rich oil and gas deposits, has gone one step further by showing its anger towards the lack of progress in moving forward on getting resources to market via the Trans Mountain and Energy East Pipelines.

Huge convoys of oilfield trucks have been assembled in numerous centres in conjunction with the protesters lining the streets. Since these protests have been ongoing, a national Convoy to Ottawa has been born of these and has been building steam, as more people and trucks have been registering to travel across Canada to make a statement to this government that we mean business, and we will not stand down until something changes in the direction we are headed as a country.

Time will tell whether the efforts of so many people will be realized, but one thing for sure is there has been a renewed feeling of community and hope in this great country like there never has been before.

 

Jay Riedel

Estevan

Yellow Vest organizer

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