First Nation, Metis pro oil rally in Alberta stresses energy industry is vital for them – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019174 Views

150 people rallied in Lac La Biche, Alta., Sunday in support of the oil and gas industry.

The rally was organized by the Region One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA).

Shawn McDonald, president of the ROABA, said he wants Canada to know that Indigenous people in Alberta support the oil and gas industry and the pipelines that carry it.

“As you can see in Lac la Biche here… we are built on oil and gas,” he said. “We have farming, but oil and gas is our main source of revenue for Alberta. And whether the rest of Canadians like it or not, we are the income generator for Canada.”

What the industry does for Canada was a popular theme Sunday.

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