Speaker Nathan Cooper said the ongoing closure was because of “ongoing health concerns arising from the pandemic."
Hanson, the UCP MLA Bonnyvile - Cold Lake - St. Paul supported Loewen in a Facebook message Thursday morning.
"I know that many Albertans, including myself, no longer have confidence in your leadership."
In nearby Forestburg, armoured police cars and approximately 6 empty buses stand ready, presumable to transport arrested protestors.
"It was a slap in the face to thousands of our members. We have about 40,000 members – probably 15,000 of those are ranchers and farmers....
Smith has worked with conservative parties since 1976.
"We have to make sure it never happens again," said Chris Scott.
"I know who Kenney's base was. The base hasn't changed. Jason Kenney has."
"Like Hamlet, Kenney's dithering and hesitation is leading to disaster for his political career, Alberta’s future and ultimately for the Canadian confederation."
"The base has had a growing problem with Jason Kenney for some time. Now Kenney has a problem with the base."