Hope for Canada, in support of the Canadian oil and gas industry, rolled through Chilliwack Saturday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Pro-pipeline convoy rolls through Chilliwack

Hope for Canada was a convoy in support of the Canadian oil and gas industry and against Bill C-69

A line of 27 trucks and cars made their way through Chilliwack Saturday morning as part of a pro-pipeline convoy called Hope for Canada in support of the Canadian oil and gas industry.

“We say ‘no’ to Bill C-69, a federal government initiative that makes it easier for dirty, unethical oil to enter Canada, while making it harder for Canadian fair trade oil to meet our energy needs,” wrote Chris Chabros, a member of the convoy, in an email.

He was one of dozens of people taking part in Hope for Canada, which included drivers from Alberta.

The convoy went from Hope to Vancouver and was in support of the eastbound United We Roll Convoy which took place last month from Red Deer, Alta. to Ottawa, Ont.

“The high quality of life that we enjoy in Canada is funded by our natural resources. The oil and gas industry infuses $170-billion into the Canadian economy each year — just under 10 per cent of our GDP. Canadians cannot afford indefinite bans on resource development and energy transmission,” he adds. “Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world and the most stringent safety and environmental regulations. Far higher than many of the countries from which we import oil. Yet, we continue to spend $billions importing oil each year from countries with atrocious human rights records and zero environmental protections.

READ MORE: Pro-pipeline convoy reaches Ottawa


 

@PhotoJennalism
jenna.hauck@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

People wave from the lead car, the same vehicle that lead the eastbound United We Roll Convoy to Ottawa. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Hope for Canada, in support of the Canadian oil and gas industry, rolled through Chilliwack Saturday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Just Posted

Body found believed to be missing Chilliwack senior with dementia

Police says case is now in the hands of the coroner

Mammoth sturgeon catch was ‘a fish of a lifetime’ for Chilliwack guide

Sturgeon was so enormous it tied for largest specimen every tagged and released in the Fraser

Chilliwack’s Riley Ashley unstoppable as Team BC wins baseball gold

Ashley clubbed six homeruns at the U-13 National Western Championships in Cloverdale.

Chilliwack’s Jude Hall selected for T12 baseball tournament

The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy hosts the annual showcase event at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Motorists urged to use caution as Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls through Chilliwack

Thousands of cyclists will be heading through Chilliwack this weekend as part of cancer fundraiser

Pickle me this: All the outrageous foods at this year’s PNE

Pickled cotton candy, deep-fried chicken skins, and ramen corndogs are just a start

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Fraser River sea bus proposed to hook into TransLink system

Maple Ridge councillor just wants to start discussion

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Most Read