A sector of Drumheller's working class wore yellow-vests in solidarity in the hopes that change is on the horizon.
On one of Drumheller main roads, locals and out of towners off-set their peaceful protest to a parking lot alongside Highway 56. The protest, which has been uniting Canadians across the country, wants to make their thoughts clear to the Trudeau Government; That signing the UN Immigration Pact by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is wrong and that working-class Canadians are the ones that deeply feel the effects of Trudeau not supporting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.
"There is a lot of reasons for us coming out today. One of the reasons is the decline of work in the oil patch," explained Co-Organizer for Drumheller's Yellow-Vest Protest, Corey Bulechowsky. "There is a lot of Albertans here. Drumheller is not only tourist-reliant but oil-reliant. It also has to do with the federal government signing the UN (Immigration) Pact."
"I call it the suicide pact myself because it's just going to kill our country. Opening our borders to illegal immigrants," Bulechowsky continued. "Basically we are here today to make the people in our community aware of what's going on with the government."
Such as many of the Yellow-Vest Protests happening across Canada, organizers emphasize that this is not a racist movement. Mr. Bulechowsky implies that it wouldn't matter if illegals were entering the country from Europe, South America or Australia; Canada has citizens that need their government's help but their government is failing them as they are over-looked and resources go towards non-Canadian peoples. The exhausting delay and political tug-of-war in relation to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline are also damaging the livelihoods of Canadians, comments Bulechowsky, who rely on oil work to provide for their family.
"I'd like to see the oil patch start to get better here, in Alberta, again," suggests Bulechowsky. "A lot of Canada relies on the oil-patch. We do need pipelines all across Canada to the coast and out back east. Pipeline issues are also one of our main concerns."
Upwards of 70 protesters attended the peaceful protest and demand change and answers from Canada's current government.