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Pro-Pipeline Rally: Big-Sky Prairies and Gas Industry

pro-pipeline rally: This remote corner of the country gained a national profile last February when 250 people gathered at the factory for a pro-pipeline rally, according to National Observer. The names of a couple of the headliner speakers federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe weren't surprising. The IJack Technologies Inc. plant which makes equipment for the oil and gas industry stands on a lonely highway in the big-sky prairies of southeastern Saskatchewan, just up the road from Moosomin, population 2,500. The two, like Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, are united in the belief Ottawa is stiffing the West by failing to make pipelines materialize and by imposing a carbon tax. When Higgs took his turn on stage in front of a large, strategically placed Canadian flag he was received with a rousing ovation from the blue-collar audience, some of whom wore T-shirts emblazoned with I love Canadian oil & gas. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing But the identity of the final marquee speaker was, at first, a bit of a head-shaker Blaine Higgs, the then-newly minted Progressive Conservative premier of New Brunswick. ( As reported in the news.