Yellow vest protesters have important message to share

Re: “Groups concerned about protesters’ messages,” Jan. 31.

I would like to point out that I have been downtown and witnessed the yellow vest protesters and have found them to be peaceful people.

They have definite concerns about our oil and gas industry and about the illegal immigration that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is imposing upon us. We all want to see properly vetted immigration.

I, as well as many people in Red Deer, are not very happy with Frank Bauer, who is executive director of the Central Alberta Refugee Effort.

He makes statements such as, “If I was a small woman wearing a hijab passing the protesters, I would be scared.”

He is using a religious symbol as a weapon against the yellow vest movement.

And he goes on to accuse the yellow vesters of “aggressive” and intimidating tones at some of the demonstrations, which leaves some citizens afraid.

Bauer is using scare tactics to try and silence these concerned citizens about the real threatening issues of the shutdown in our oil and gas industry and illegal immigration, which is a hardship on our country and an already-depressed economy because of the oil and gas shutdown, which Trudeau has caused and is contributing to.

Bauer is not helping our situation and is causing dissent.

Carmen Wallace, Red Deer

Just Posted

Alberta’s biathlon women sweep the podium

Alberta biathletes take four medals, including silver in men’s race, on Sunday

Red Deer songwriter draws on winter, childhood to write Games closing ceremonies song

Kayla Williams is excited to perform ‘Something Right’ March 2 at the Centrium.

House in Calgary destroyed in fire following apparent explosion, officials say

CALGARY — A house was destroyed when a fire broke out following… Continue reading

Historic win for Team Nunavut at Canada Winter Games

Four years in the making boiled down to a collection of firsts… Continue reading

Historic win for Team Nunavut at Canada Winter Games

Four years in the making boiled down to a collection of firsts… Continue reading

Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie… Continue reading

Still-active human rights case speaks to lasting homophobia in Canada: activists

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Just over 14 years ago, the government of… Continue reading

Alberta missionaries among the Canadians heading home from riot-stricken Haiti

MONTREAL — A Canadian couple who had to leave Haiti due to… Continue reading

Man charged in daughter’s death in hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

Police say a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of… Continue reading

Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

OTTAWA — Canada’s energy regulator will tell the federal government this week… Continue reading

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

JOHANNESBURG — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday,… Continue reading

Fourteen ‘dream’ homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.

Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family… Continue reading

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper

LONDON — A British newspaper says police in London are investigating an… Continue reading

Most Read