Regina – Canada Action and Rally 4 Resources are holding a rally at the Legislature building in Regina on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11:45 a.m and is expected to run to 2 p.m.
The event is being called “Rally in Regina for Canadian Resources.”
Cody Battershill, organizer for Canada Action, said on Jan. 2, “We are organizing a rally on Jan. 8 in Regina to support Canadian natural resource sector. That includes agriculture, potash, uranium, oil and gas and pipelines.”
“We know that resources are the bedrock of Canada’s national prosperity. There’s a lot of issues with pipelines and Canada not being competitive. We are making our voices heard, to make sure the entire country knows. We’re all Canadians, we’re all in this together, and we all win when the resources sector is strong.”
No need to bring your service rig or semi to the legislature, however. This is not a convoy. “We’re not doing a convoy. We’re just planning on doing a rally of humans, not a rally of trucks. We don’t want to disrupt normal life in the city.”
“We could plan something, but for next week, the most important thing is to make our voices heard. We have some guest speakers,” Battershill said. “Everything we do is non-partisan. It’s positive. It’s respectful. It’s about resources, and it’s about the economy.”
It is expected that Premier Scott Moe will speak at the rally.
“Our economy is losing $23 million a day on the discount on natural gas, and up to $100 million a day through the discount on oil. We are about all of Canada’s resources from coast to coast. That includes oil, natural gas, wind, farming, potash, uranium, diamonds, coal, agriculture, you name it. Our message has always been consistent – positive and fact-driven. We have no connection whatsoever to any other protest movements that are out there, nor will we ever,” he said.
This is not a “Yellow Vest” rally. Battershill pointed out Canada Action has been doing this since 2010, and it is all about Canada’s resources. To that end, he respectfully asked that participants not wear yellow vests, but instead wear their work coveralls.