Friday, January 22, 2010

A Wonderful Canadian Speaks Up For Democracy

The wonderful Canadian is the woman at the beginning of the video, as she tells the gutless Harper, sneaking in the side door; that his actions are the antithesis of democracy.

There is also an interesting paper available online, discussing last year's prorogation and what it could mean for Canadian democracy. It's worth a read. And here we are a year later.

And Antonia Zerbisias wrote an excellent, 'in your face' column about tomorrow's rallies. Come on guys. Get out and march and send Harper a clear message. We are not going to take it anymore.

Canadians can win at numbers game
By Antonia Zerbisias Living Columnist
January 22, 2010

It was Woody Allen who said that 80 per cent of success is showing up.

Is that why Conservative critics and the corporate media are so focused on numbers? How many Canadians care about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cynical and contemptuous prorogation of Parliament last month? How many members on the biggest, liveliest, fastest-growing and non-partisan Facebook group of Canadians ever – more than 208,000 people and 16,000 links to news stories and videos as I type this – will actually show up at the 50 rallies on Saturday, both here and in the U.S.?

If, as some news stories and right-wing bloggers noted on Wednesday, only a few dozen protesters showed up that afternoon to razz Harper as he met with bankers in Toronto, then, humph, Saturday's going to be a washout. Never mind that these demonstrators came out on a work day afternoon with less than 12 hours notice. Not to mention that about 200 people have showed up at rally planning meetings in Toronto alone, and, as of Wednesday night, 500 picket signs have been made ....


  1. This is just the latest in a long series of actions by parties of different stripes diminishing our democracy and moving power into the Prime Minister's Office.

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  2. I noticed the Fair Vote representatives at our Kingston Rally. I definitely want to check it out. I'm going to start pushing hard for democratic reform.

    Our system is broken through years of neglect and I guess WE are now the only ones who can fix it. Thanks Wayne. I'll post a link to your site on my sidebar.