Coal for Kenney protest visits Vegreville; MLA calls it "threatening" - 2020-01-02
On Wednesday, December 18, a dozen Albertans gathered in Vegreville and marched to MLA Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk's constituency office to deliver coal in protest of the recent cuts by the United Conservative Party.
The protest in Vegreville was part of a province wide protest against the actions of the Alberta Government, called Coal For Kenney. The holiday themed protest, organized by Climate Justice Edmonton in conjunction with local residents, delivers coal to MLA's that have gotten onto the publics 'naughty list'. Although the theme of the protest is light-hearted, the Coal for Kenney website states that Kenney's cuts are no joke.
"Jason Kenney has only been in power for seven months, but he's already rushed out much of his austerity agenda," reads the Coal for Kenney website. "Budget cuts, job losses, broken agreements and attacks on our public institutions. It seems like every day there's a new outrages."