Truck convoys in support of oil and gas sector continue across Western Canada

by Truck News-West

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Truck convoys continued to roll through Western Canada this past week in support of the oil and gas industry.

In Estevan, Sask., approximately 450 trucks flooded the streets on Saturday, a convoy organized by local carrier Bert Baxter Transport.

Medicine Hat, Alta., saw its own truck convoy, with reports indicating an estimated 650 total vehicles, including commercial trucks, taking part in the convoy.

Protests began in Calgary about a week ago to raise awareness of Bill C-69, which would rework the National Energy Board, and Bill C-48, banning oil tanker traffic on B.C.’s northern coast.

The first truck convoy was seen in Grande Prairie, Alta., Dec. 16, and then again in Nisku, Alta., Dec. 20 with an estimated over 700 trucks taking part.

Grande Prairie truck convoy.

Many carriers are making long trips across their respective province to take part in the protests.

Estevan police said via Twitter that they appreciated the public’s patients during the truck convoys, and that they “appreciate the professionalism of those involved,” in the convoys.

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  • It’s not out here where we know what is happening !
    We need to do it in Ontario and Quebec time to let tgem know how the west support them when times were bad but they do do the same when it come to us having trouble !
    Time for Canadians support all of Canada not just two provinces !

  • This is a mess back in 2012 a number of people said a pipeline was need to both coasts. A refinery was needed just inside the Ontario border next to Quebec. The previous Fed government day on their hands and this government is doing little more. This would be a good time to build and end relince on foreign oil and selling oil to the U.S

  • do you realize what trudeau has done
    lowered the dollar which raised parts lowered wages and contractor rates this helped manufactures right at the start of his term quebec
    gave bombadeir how many billion quebec
    forgave dodges 2 or 3 billion loan from 2007…they changed there name cant collect . a month after that chevy pulled out of ont .pissed off maybe
    gave a booming economy quebec12 billion from alberta
    THEN offered to cosign a loan for the oil producers of what 1.5 billion .that was a grant devine trick or the ndp after him….useless