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Livestock haulers asked to join Parliament Hill protest

OTTAWA, Ont. -- A cattleliner making its way from Vancouver to Ottawa while collecting signatures on its walls is e...


OTTAWA, Ont. — A cattleliner making its way from Vancouver to Ottawa while collecting signatures on its walls is expected to arrive on Parliament Hill on Sept. 17.

Peter Goldring, a Canadian Alliance MP from Edmonton organized the rolling protest and he hopes other livestock haulers join in the convoy as it approaches Ottawa. Once there, organizers may unload 20 cows on Parliament Hill to graze on the grass and demand the attention of the feds, who Goldring says haven’t done enough to convince the U.S. to open its border to Canadian cattle.

Goldring said he’d like to "have as big a convoy as we can going through." He adds "Let’s make this message so loud and so vocal it will go beyond mere petitions. I’d like a herd of 50,000 cattle on Parliament Hill. I think it sends a loud message."

He does, however, add the protest is not to be confrontational. The cattleliner already has about 330,000 signatures on its walls, and numerous paper petitions have been circling as well.

For more information about the Ottawa protest and how to participate, call Goldring’s office at 613-992 3821.


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