Alberta jobs minister wants answers from caucus colleague who attended border protest

Schweitzer, the jobs, economy and innovation minister, said the united Conservative caucus needs to discuss the issue, and he is eager to hear Hunter’s reasons for going.

Hunter could not immediately be reached for comment.

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says Hunter must step down.

“Grant Hunter is participating in a blockade that both the Prime Minister and the RCMP have declared illegal. It is completely untenable for him to continue as a member of the government caucus.

“It’s dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric, and it’s unacceptable that someone speaking like that during a public health crisis continues to be part of the government caucus,” Notley adds.

“The vast majority of Canadian truckers are vaccinated and work day and night to transport vital goods to Alberta families and businesses, even if this small minority prevents them from doing their job.

It was unclear if the freeway was completely blocked at the time.

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