CALGARY—In case you missed the large illegal rodeo this weekend, Jason Kenney would like you to know that, when it comes to public health rules, Alberta has a compliance problem. It’s not that all rural Albertans oppose lockdowns, which after all have been comparatively minor in Alberta compared to some other provinces. Let’s put in some farmers and ranchers.”But as cases rise across the province, the rodeo was not met with universal applause. The story of what has been dubbed the “Bowden rodeo” led the newscast he found himself watching, an association that is frustrating the longtime mayor of the small community about an hour north of Calgary. Bruce Mackay, a self-described “cowboy hat-wearing white man” from nearby Chestermere, drove by the rodeo this weekend and didn’t stop.
Source: thestar May 04, 2021 02:15 UTC