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Taber-Warner MLA criticized for supporting border blockade

Posted on February 2, 2022 by Taber Times

By Trevor Busch
Taber Times

Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter is under fire from members of the opposition and some within the ranks of his own party after he participated in the border blockade protest at Coutts over the weekend.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Hunter posed with his family in front of a lineup of big rigs and included the statement, “I brought the grandkids down to the Coutts border today to show them the importance of standing up for freedom and liberty.”

In a press conference on Monday, NDP health critic David Shepherd and transportation critic Lorne Dach called on Premier Jason Kenney to remove Hunter from caucus along with MLA Shayne Getson, who has made a series of recent anti-vaccine social media posts.

“I’m extremely concerned about this illegal blockade of the Coutts – U.S. border crossing, and I unequivocally condemn it,” said Dach.

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