Thousands of letters signed by residents of Drayton Valley and Brazeau County were delivered to the Alberta Legislature Monday en route to the Prime Minister’s Office.
The letters were signed at the pro-pipeline rally that was held in Drayton Valley on December 4th.
The letters were collected on Saturday to be delivered to elected officials at the Alberta legislature, where they are then intended to be forwarded to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The small team from the ad hoc group that hosted the rally in Drayton Valley, Rally Canada, delivered the letters to Alberta’s Energy Minister at the Legislature Monday just after 12:00 noon.
Media Coordinator for Rally Canada, Tom Hinderks on the group’s mission.
Hinderks said the letters have over 5000 signatures from residents, business owners, and workers in support of Canadian families and the oil and gas industry.
The purpose is to raise awareness about the oil crisis and how it is affecting the workers on the ground in and around Drayton Valley, which relies heavily on the oil industry.
Hinderks says if they do not hear anything back from the Prime Minister, or if action is not taken soon, they will continue to rally with other towns in Alberta in the fight for pipelines.