Around 100 Edmontonians braved the cold on Saturday at the provincial legislature for a protest aimed to get the UCP on board with a secession referendum.
“We don’t want to be governed by Ottawa.”
The referendum protest comes just one day after Wexit Canada was granted eligibility by Elections Canada.
He said the party hopes to run candidates in all ridings in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Some at the protest said they hope that the rally highlights how there are many in the province who want it to move away from the country as a whole.
“We’re just here to support Alberta,” said Laurie Pyne. “Our oil and gas industry is under attack by the rest of Canada, and we just think it’s time to go our own way.”
Wexit Canada is now collecting signatures to register as a provincial party in Alberta, as well as in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C.