About 200 motorists from across the province converged in Red Deer for the Feb. 15 Open Alberta for Business convoy and rally against government-imposed pandemic restrictions. (Contributed photo).

About 200 motorists from across the province converged in Red Deer for the Feb. 15 Open Alberta for Business convoy and rally against government-imposed pandemic restrictions. (Contributed photo).

Anti-lockdown rally in central Alberta attracts crowd

All businesses are essential, says Mountain View Freedom

An anti-lockdown rally in Sundre attracted about 200 people on Sunday as frustration continues with pandemic restrictions.

Former Innisfail town councillor Glen Carritt, who was one of the speakers at the Mountain View Freedom event, said people are just fed up after 13 months of restrictions.

“We need to start taking our constitutional rights back and move forward because the present government doesn’t want to give us any end date. At what point will the restrictions come off?” Carritt asked.

He said government needs to stop saying that people can’t be with their families. Albertans should be allowed to make decisions for themselves. Seniors facilities need to be better protected, but the general public should be allowed to make their own risk assessment.

“We’re at a real crossroads right now with the restrictions versus our rights to exercise our own personal freedoms. Let us get on with our lives,” said Carritt who expects more people are just going to go about their business, including planned events.

So far there has been civil disobedience. The next step is uncivil disobedience, and nobody wants that, Carritt said.



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