Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Than 1,000 Trucks Rally for Oil and Gas Industry South of Edmonton

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Than 1,000 Trucks Rally for Oil and Gas Industry South of Edmonton

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Truckers rally for energy industry south of Edmonton

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NISKU, Alta. - More than a thousand trucks drove in a convoy south of Edmonton to protest the ailing state of the oil and natural gas industry.

The convoy was part of a pro-pipeline rally featuring Opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in Nisku, Alta.

Laurie Ryan, of Laurlee Energy Services, says more pipeline capacity is needed to get Alberta energy products to world markets.

Ryan says it is important to get fair market value for the benefit of families across Canada.

Scheer used the event to criticize the federal government's $1.6 billion aid package to the energy sector.

He says oil and gas workers don't need handouts, they need a new pipeline. …

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