Scott Moe took to the stage to the sound of applause and cheers in Regina on Thursday at a packed anti-carbon tax rally that came after a convoy of hundreds of trucks rolled through the city.
The Regina Rally Against the Carbon Tax drew more than a thousand people to the Queensbury Centre at Evraz Place.
Speakers at the rally had sharp words for the federal government, and Ralph Goodale’s name was booed almost any time it was mentioned.
Moe’s speech lashed out at Ottawa’s policies, including the implementation of the carbon tax, which came into effect at the start of this month.
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“We’re sending a message that can be heard from coast to coast to coast, a message that is as clear as a prairie sky,” Moe said. “It’s a message to the Prime Minister of this nation: it’s time that we came together to defend our world-class resource industries.”
Moe called on the federal government to reverse the carbon tax and walk back Bill C-69, which he said was responsible for the delays and nixing of pipeline projects across the country, and Bill C-48, which he called “the no more tankers bill.”
The premier called on the federal government to find a way to get goods to market by road, rail or pipeline.