Organized by the local Region One Aboriginal Business Association, more than 30 trucks made their way around Lac La Biche and through a couple of neighbouring communities, such as Plamondon, Alta.
Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently as small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines are bad for the environment.
Following several hours of meetings, Chief Na’Moks told reporters Thursday that the agreement is between the chiefs and the RCMP to ensure the safety of the First Nation’s members after 14 arrests were made on Monday when a court injunction was enforced by police.
Canadian crude oil exports by rail have skyrocketed to record levels, raising safety concerns amid the boom. In October 2017, Canada exported 137,178 barrels per day, according to National Energy Board statistics.
Hundreds of Albertans gathered for a truck convoy in northwestern Alberta, to show their support for the province’s struggling energy industry.
Threats to Canada’s federation are as old as Canada itself. But these threats are taking new forms. It is now less about Quebec’s place in the federation and more about growing regional frustrations in Western and Atlantic Canada over the workings of national political institutions.