COLD LAKE, Alta. ─ Alberta's busking soldier is officially under investigation for his public protest of skyrocketing rent.
But while disciplinary action hasn't been ruled out against Cpl. Darenn Tremblay, the base commander admits government subsidies for rent in the pricey oil town aren't good enough.
The 25-year-old Tremblay made headlines last week after he performed on a sidewalk in Cold Lake, Alta., with a guitar, an upturned combat helmet and a sign reading: "I am in the Canadian Forces posted to Cold Lake with a family. Any spare change will help."
Capt. Sandy Bourne, public affairs officer for 4 Wing Cold Lake said an investigation is underway into the public protest against a rent increase to the base's Residential House Units (RHU) earlier this month.
"In this particular case the chain of command is conducting an investigation to determine all of the facts in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not any disciplinary action will be taken," she said.
Tremblay will continue his daily operations on the base while under investigation. He has been instructed to not speak to media anymore.