A southern Alberta town recently became the focus of national news when a rally against COVID mandates was held near the Coutts port-of-entry to the U.S.-Canada border. The rally quickly turned into a blockade preventing traffic from coming and going. For many in the region the blockade was a huge inconvenience, it also disrupted millions of dollars in federal economic trade, and the mayor of Coutts says it divided the people of his tiny village. It all came to an end though when RCMP arrested 13 people and confiscated a number of firearms near the rallies.
Marco Van Huigenbos is one of the organizers and a spokesperson for the Coutts rally, he joins BCN’s Jeannette Rocher from Fort MacLeod, Alberta to discuss what he believes are some misconceptions surrounding the rallies, why it was there and what it stood for.