Source: Rachel Emmanuel

A national protest to scrap the federal carbon tax began on Monday as the Trudeau government increased the tax once again. As thousands of Canadians across the country took part in the protest earlier this week, Albertans took it to another level. Event organizers across various Alberta locations told True North that protesters are prepared to stay for weeks and even managed to slow down traffic considerably.

However, protesters are increasingly frustrated with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who said on Tuesday that she doesn’t support carbon tax protesters stopping the flow of traffic.

Should Smith be more supportive of the carbon tax protesters and even attend one of the demonstrations? What do you think?

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  • Rachel Parker

    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.