This past Saturday, a ‘Save Canada Rally’ had around a dozen vehicles lining the westbound ditch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Swift Current, just south of the Living Sky Casino. 

Over 40 people peacefully protested from around 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., sitting in lawn chairs and donning Canada flags or signs. 

Throughout the day, countless vehicles passing by honked their horns in a show of support. 

A participant of the rally noted that he spoke to Swift Current City RCMP last Tuesday and was under the impression that the group would be allowed on the shoulder of the highway, with two wheels on the pavement. 

However, when the protestors showed up in the morning, RCMP allegedly walked back that statement and threatened to tow those on the pavement of the highway. 

“We want to go back to the more traditional ways,” said one of the rally participants. 

The rally participants hoped to voice their frustrations surrounding the carbon tax, national debt, aspects of the legal system, and current societal trends and norms.

They believe the direction the government has been taking could be different and stand for affordable housing, freedom of speech, and jail without bail.