One of the people behind the Canadians for Energy East campaign hopes enough people get on board so they can blast the provincial government with emails and phone calls.
Co-chair Paul Hinman says over the weekend during anti-NDP rallies around the province, 10,000 people signed a petition calling on the government to repeal the carbon tax, or at least put it on hold until there are new pipelines to get our oil to market.
He tells News Talk 770’s Danielle Smith they’re looking for more people to sign up so they can bombard the government.
“Can you imagine, just in Lethbridge alone we got over 500 signatures. Just think if this week everyone of those people took the time to call the premier’s office and said look, postpone this carbon tax, don’t do it until we get full world price and have our Energy East and other pipelines built and operating. The effort now is to make the phone calls, the emails and to contact these individuals-Shannon Phillips, Rachel Notley, our finance minister. People who have signed up-we’ll put out the action for the week and say this is who we need to hit.”
Hinman hopes Albertans jam the inbox and phone lines of the provincial and federal governments
“Every person who sends one needs to convince two, three, ideally ten more people to do what they did, and then I think this government and the federal government will actually get the message.”
Interested Albertans can sign up at freedomtalk.ca.