Rallies across the province Saturday are hoping to catch the attention of Premier Rachel Notley and her government.
Jeff Sharpe with the Alberta Citizens Coalition said Saturday Albertans have a major problem with the carbon tax, and the issue should be decided with a referendum. He told the Alberta Morning News that Notley wasn’t upfront about the carbon tax when running.
“We understand that she’s elected, but she didn’t run her campaign on carbon tax,” he said. “That’s the issue.”
Since announcing the Carbon Tax, Notley has been met with resistance from the opposition. Sharpe said there are plenty of Albertans who agree with the Wildrose, who recently gave leader Brian Jean the mandate to repeal the carbon tax if the party wins government.
“They feel that their voice isn’t being heard and we don’t understand Rachel Notley’s stay of course,” Sharpe said. “What is her plan? These things aren’t clear. So we want her to address these issues.”
Sharpe says they are hoping to get one million signatures on a petition opposing the carbon tax. Rallies are taking place in other cities across Alberta including Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie. (kb/amn)