Alberta Unveils Infrastructure Bill Targeting Protestors

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Alberta Unveils Infrastructure Bill Targeting Protestors

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer speak with reporters in Edmonton about the government’s legislation that will impose stiff new penalties for anyone who purposefully blocks critical infrastructure including railways and roadways. The tabling of the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act (Bill 1) comes days after Teck Resources withdrew its application to build the $20-billion Frontier oilsands mine in Alberta, amid anti-pipeline rail blockades that have disrupted Canada’s rail system. (February 25, 2020) (no interpretation)