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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Going Rogue Against Proroguing

Stephen Harper's surprise, post-Christmas proroguing of Parliament has once again inspired the ire of a nation that can't make up its mind as to who they want in power the least. But our Prime Minister has proven once again that if he's good at anything, it's bringing people together... against him.

This Saturday, in communities across the nation, people will gather to protest the proroguing. Below is the itinerary for the Guelph Protest called "Perogies not Proroguing" and yes, perogies will be served.

Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament in cooperation with The Council of Canadians & CUPE Present – Perogies not Proroguing

Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: St George Square
1:00 pm -Gather at St. Georges Square
1:30 pm – March to Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec St. Enter auditorium from back door,
1:45 pm – Perogies served
1:45 pm – Court of Public Opinion theatrical piece
2 pm – Address from Liberal M.P. Frank Valeriote
2:30 pm – Q&A Panel

RSVP at Facebook Event

But if I could take a minute to rant, let me say that no matter what side of the political spectrum you front for, this kind of action is nothing but a good thing in my opinion. Sometimes I think our democracy is far too docile for its own good and anything that invites people to get active rather than passive has my vote. I know it's kind of a joke, but there is one thing I'll say about the guys in the below video, they are really passionate about governance.

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