Glen Carritt is organizing a United We Roll Canada convoy that will travel to British Columbia in June. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

United We Roll will be heading to the West Coast

Iconic Central Alberta fire truck is going back on the road

A convoy of vehicles will be heading to British Columbia in June to continue promoting support for Canada’s oil and gas industry.

“We just believe there’s been so much resistance, and that the resistance won’t stop until someone actually shows that the majority of people in B.C. really do favour oil and gas and pipelines. We’re kind of tired of the silent majority,” said Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll! Convoy for Canada! that travelled to Ottawa in February.

“We went east and now we want to go west.”

The convoy campaign continues its stand against Bill C-48, which prohibits crude oil tankers from loading or unloading at ports in northern British Columbia, and Bill C-69, which overhauls how energy projects are approved.

He said just like Premier Jason Kenney, the convoy doesn’t support Alberta separatism.

“We want to show that Canada really does want to be united, but at the same time, we need to make change so that the West doesn’t have their hand forced to look at some kind of change like that. We want a united country.”

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He said logistics of the B.C. trip are still under development, but the convoy is scheduled to leave for Vancouver on June 16 and will be led by the fire truck that escorted the United We Roll convoy to Ottawa.

The fire truck has since gone to Regina, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Valleyview and Whitecourt.

“We’ve been busy. That fire truck has kind of become iconic. We’ve got over 25,000 signatures on it now. It’s led the way. I believe it’s a symbol of unity for all of Canada.”

On Saturday, the fire truck will be at the annual Touch a Truck event at CrossRoads Church.



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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