Activist Greta Thunberg arrives in Alberta ahead of climate strike at legislature - 2019-10-16
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has followed through on her pledge to visit the heartland of Canada's oil and gas industry, showing up in downtown Calgary on Wednesday and planning to join a climate strike at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Friday.
The Swedish teen — who founded the Fridays For Future climate strikes that have galvanized young people around the world — was spotted on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary on Wednesday morning. She told a Radio-Canada reporter who saw her that she had no public events planned in Calgary and would travel to Edmonton within hours.
Last month, Thunberg appeared at a Montreal climate strike, speaking to a crowd estimated at half a million.