In the early morning hours of February 19 2020, far left-wing environmental activists erected a blockade on a CN rail line west of Edmonton Alberta.
The blockade was hundreds of kilograms of garbage hauled onto railway tracks east of the Acheson Industrial Park, put there by a motley assortment of self-appointed, unwanted spokespeople for the Wet'suwet'en people.
The blockade, organised reportedly in part by Climate Justice Edmonton, is part of the "Shutdown Canada" movement of similar blockades of rail lines, government offices, infrastructure and politicians homes all across the country. The goal is force the federal government to cancel the Coastal Gas Link natural gas pipeline in Northern British Columbia, completely against the wishes of the democratically-elected Wet'suwet'en council and the majority of the hereditary chiefs.
However, unlike what's unfolding in the rest of the country with the blockades turning into long-term encampments, the blockade in Edmonton lasted about eight hours.
That's because a group of severely normal Alberta men decided that if the police were not going to enforce the law and remove the blockade, they were going to do it themselves, peacefully and politely, like happy warriors.
It's my personal mission to track down every one of the men involved in standing up for the rule of law in Canada, offer them my personal thanks, the gratitude of a nation, and give them a case of beer. I've already thanked two of them: Chase Chomey and Zach Solomon Lamoureux.
What a couple of good eggs!
Today it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the man who first refused to stand by and do nothing while activists try to derail Canada's economy and put Canadians out of work.
Let's have a beer with Guy Simpson, the blockade buster who took charge and stood up for the rule of law when no one else would.
PLUS: We're fighting for justice in the case of one of the blockade busters, who was assaulted — on camera — while police did nothing. Please VISIT ClearTheBlockades.com to find out how you can help.