Yellow vest protestors slam carbon tax, migration decisions | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Demonstrations throughout Western Canada took aim at the carbon tax and Canada’s decision to sign on to the UN’s global migration compact.

Source: Yellow vest protestors slam carbon tax, migration decisions | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Activists donned high-visibility yellow vests and rallied outside Saskatoon City Hall to protest against the federal government’s actions regarding a carbon tax and an international migration pact.

Inspired by the yellow-vest protesters who have taken to the streets of Paris to rally against the French government’s fuel taxation decisions, the yellow-vest-wearing group that came out in Saskatoon on Saturday morning had a similar agenda.

Demonstrations took place in Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary and Edmonton — but like their French counterparts, the protests were about more than just carbon taxes.

Kane Milani and Tera Nicholson protest outside Saskatoon City Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, as part of a group of “yellow vest” protesters rallying against the carbon tax and the federal government’s decision to sign on to the UN’s global migration compact. MATT OLSON / SASKATOON STARPHOENIX / SASKATOON

“We’re having policy jammed down our throat that the majority of Canadians disagree with,” organizer Tylor Engelberts said.

Besides the carbon tax, the major point of contention was the Canadian government’s recent decision to sign on to the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The idea behind the compact is that it gives all signees a structured framework for the handling of migrants coming into their respective countries.

Canada is just one of the many countries that have pledged to sign on to the compact at a United Nations conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Dec. 10 and 11. More at Source.

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