Conservative-endorsed United We Roll convoy supporters encourage violence against Co-op Refinery picketers
A Conservative-endorsed group that claims to advocate for oil and gas workers is tacitly encouraging violence towards striking Unifor workers at the Co-op refinery.
The post was shared in the official United We Roll convoy Facebook group managed by convoy organizer Glen Carritt.
As of the morning of February 3rd, the post had 68 likes from United We Roll members and had not been removed by the admins.
The convoy made headlines in February 2019 for driving trucks across Canada to, as they claimed at the time, protest the economic conditions of oil workers.
The convoy faced massive backlash as connections surfaced between the convoy and the Yellow Vests Canada, a far-right group whose members were arrested for violence. The final stop in Ottawa also featured white nationalist Faith Goldy who spoke at the event.
But those concerns about connections to the far-right didn’t stop Conservative leaders from speaking out in favour of the convoy. Conservative leaders Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Andrew Scheer all endorsed the organization. Andrew Scheer and Conservative MPs even spoke at the event.