Announcing RallyforCanada.ca

In response to the madness that has occurred on Parliament Hill within the last week – the Conservatives announcing their economic statement, the Opposition foaming at the mouth over it, the revelation that this was all contrived as a NDP-Bloc plan to install a Liberal government was in the works for “a long time” and so on – RallyforCanada.ca has launched.

I for one think that while the opposition has the right to play their games, this is the wrong time for Canada. We just came through an election and the Prime Minister earned a mandate to lead Canada through the economic crisis. Do we really want the Bloc Quebecois dictating the terms of the next government? Do we want the NDP at the economic helm as people stand on the verge of losing their jobs across Canada?

I put together the website to support the grassroots efforts already underway to organize rallies in cities all across this great country. People who want Parliament to stop bickering and get back to work are joining up and spreading the word. Less than 1% of Canadians are members of political parties and most people think of politics for a full 7 seconds a week. The rest of Canada worries about their kids, their paycheque and their mortgage payment.

So, go join up at http://www.rallyforcanada.ca and if you can help organize or provide logistical support, please email me.

If you’re on Facebook, please donate your status update to include “http://www.rallyforcanada.ca”.

If you’re using Twitter, tweet using the hashtag #canadarally.

If you’re a talkshow radio host or producer, let’s get the word out.

We need to get Parliament back to work and provide political stability so that we can attain economic stability.

Comments

comments

  • Sarah

    I don’t know well about Canadian politics but one thing bothers me.
    Didn’t you guys ask Canadians last time around October 2008 through legitimate voting?
    Didn’t we say more Yes to Conservatives and more No to Liberals and NDPs?
    Didn’t we say Stephen Harper is ok to govern us as Prime minister and No to Stephen Dion and Jack Layton?

    What is this coalition gov’t then? Are you trying to form a gov’t that Canadians didn’t approve?

    You take advantage of this global economy crisis blaming all to Conservatives. Is it true though? Can you do better, you Liberals and NDPs with the help of Separatists?

    Ridiculous and disgraceful to all Canadians as well as other countries.
    Shame on you!

  • Joe Cool Harper

    The “right” was allowed to unite. Why can’t the left unite? Oh the irony and what a double standard. Stop your crying and start singing Na na na hey hey goodbye suckers. And if you don’t like it you can make good on your threat to separate you Albertan ingrates. Conservative values have no place in a modern society. If you don’t like abortion, gay rights, human rights and funded health care I suggest moving to like minded society like Iran or Syria. Enjoy the humus I heard its great.

  • john

    How can I show support for the Prime Minister? I will be in a small town in Northern B.C. for a week and I will miss the rally in Calgary. What can i do other than call our local M.P.?

  • Marge

    Mr. Harper should be telling everyone weekly what his initiatives are. Then the Coalition will not have a leg to
    stand on…..right now they believe that no-one knows or cares to find out what the government is really doing.
    So they LIE and say the Conservatives have done n o t h i n g for our economy. They EXAGGERATE how bad the economy is so they can push their agenda: the agenda is: GRABBING POWER because they are
    such S O R E L O S E R S that the only way they would get in power is by n e f a r i o u s and devious
    means! Mr. Dion pouted in his room after the election, hardly believing that he had lost. The Liberals LOST
    bigtime last election…..why would anyone want a man like Dion as Prime Minister when he has refused to learn proper E n g l i s h even as a professor!!!!! for all these years!!!!! Even having his name and the title of Prime Minister in the same sentence makes me totally want to retch!!!

  • Marge

    The things that the Coalition claims are Mr. Harper’s mistakes are all LIES!!!
    They have cooked up things to say so they can get to THEIR MAIN AGENDA: taking power.
    I do not believe anything they say about the Conservatives because they ignore whatever is said to contradict their accusations. And a lot is being said if one doesn’t let all the rhetoric get in the way.
    Everyone: please get informed and find out what the Conservatives are REALLY doing: governing righteously!!

  • Marge

    WHO says that Stephen Harper is playing partisan politics??? Only the three stooges. THEY will say
    ANYTHING to try to make Canadians think it is the TRUTH, but they are capable of only LIES because
    their underlying agenda is only to GRAB POWER since they are SORE LOSERS and couldn’t get it
    any other way. Don’t ask the percentages of votes, ask HOW MANY SEATS DID THEY GET???!

  • dean1

    One Canada for all… That means all of our country and its peoples.. and it should include Quebec with due regards to their culture… Harper was duly elected by the people and this should stand… it is in the best interest of all Parties to work together to resolve our issues and to meet the challenges facing all Canadians rich and poor… This is one of the greatest Countries in the World let us smarten up and put away our Political differences
    Stop the bickering and heal the Country in its time of need…..God help the fool who wont stop the rot he or she will be judged as the ones who put their own selfish goals ahead of every other Canadain instead of working together to resolve the issues….

  • handi

    I Hans Dittmar Came to Canada in 1952 and have never regretted it. I was born in the Weimar republic survived Hirlers 1000 years, the soviet terror reign, and western german democracy and found what comes close tyo demacracy in Canada.
    I am shocked at what is happening on Parliament Hill. It can only be compared with what happened in Russia after their revolution, were a minority high jacked the Government, and look what happened. Can we expect Mr. Bean to change the constitution and declare himself Leader for life?
    I am of humble origins and my education shows a lot of war damage but I will do what I can to bring Canada back to be the most highly respected nation in the world
    How can anyone, even a politician who in my book have not been earning highest marks when it comes to respect, ally themselves with the one group that has as their ultimate goal the destruction of Canada as we know it.
    Respectfully yours
    Hans Dittmar

  • Marge

    Allan – see a day before – loved your comments!!! You mention a whole bunch of things that the Conservatives
    HAVE done regarding the ECONOMY!! If people would only become more knowledgeable about
    this, they would not believe the pack of lies being thrown by the THREE CLOWNS who don’t know what they
    are doing!! The MAIN LEG which those bozos THINK they are standing on is “Mr. Harper doesn’t do anything
    about economic problems that are coming up” – GUESS WHAT ??? That leg is completely GONE.
    MR. HARPER AND THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE DONE T O N S TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY – THE
    GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IS STILL GROWING, WE ARE N O T IN A RECESSION ACCORDING TO
    THE DEFINITION OF RECESSION, AND PEOPLE WHO SAY that nothing is being done, ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS!!!

  • Randall

    Steven Harper was our, and remains our choice!!! Next election let's give him the majority he needs. The clowns always want to run the circus, my country is not a circus!!! Let's all rally together to save our beautiful Country from these political hijackers and social terrorists!!! Rally for the Right Honorable Prime Minister Steven Harper!!!

  • tanzerman

    The opposition is in a panic because there will be a future recession? First time I’ve ever seen such distress over an expected economic situation, one that hasn’t even arrived yet. Sounds rather foolish. That’s because it’s not the reason they want a coalition and to form a government without being elected. The reason is they got scared their beloved public funding would end. Pathetic. By the way why DO I have to pay for political parties I don’t even support? Let them raise their own funds if they really believe in their rhetoric. Im ready for an election over this. We need careful management of the economy and not a whole slew of panic spending

  • Louis-Joseph P.

    Bonjour! puisque le Canada est un pays BILINGUE, tout les canadiens devraient pouvoir lire ceci? n'est-ce pas?
    Le Canada ne fonctionne pas, il n'a aucun avenir, de toute facon, leur futur, passera par l'annexion aux Etats-Unis!!!!, Le Québec sera Finalement un Pays, il y a trop longtemps que le ROC chient sur Le Québec, ce qui arrive maintenant, est pleinement mérité, et donne encore une preuve que ce pays, n'a jamais fonctionné! et ne fonctionnera JAMAIS!!!
    BYE BYE CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Louis-Joseph P.

  • Louise Asselin

    Rien en francais ?…..
    On ne doit pas confondre démocratie canadienne et guerre aux séparatistes, de l'ouest et du Québec….La démocratie implique nécessairement le respect. Donc, attention aux réactions, autant a l'ouest qu'a l'est. Il ne faudrait pas crystalliser des positions qui n'ont pas le gout de se crystalliser. JE SUIS FEDERALISTE et je crois au CANADA mais le tout doit se faire avec doigté. Dans la crise que nous vivons, je ne comprends pas OU Stéphan Harper a pris son argumentation, ca ne tient pas debout que ce soit le déclencheur d'un débat qui glisse tranquillement vers l'anarchie.. L'imbroglio : QUELLE EST LA MISSION DE L'OPPOSITION ? CE N'EST CERTAINEMENT PAS DE RENVERSER LE GOUVERNEMENTA LA PREMIERE OCCASION, MAIS DE COMBATTRE LES MAUVAISES ORIENTATIONS….

  • RoyallyPOed

    “We voted for MPs (not for a PM or directly for a government).”

    Holy cow are there still people that obtuse out there? So there are no Liberals, Conservatives or NDP? You mean there is no conspiracy “coalition” between parties, just a bunch of “MPs”, eh?

    Geez, no wonder the Libs have managed to get into in power – with intellect like that supporting them maybe they should open voting to the zoo's as well!

  • RoyallyPOed

    Coming within 12 seats of a majority and increasing that from a previous government is so a mandate – And not that Western separation is a bad idea, if you beleive in the popular vote vice the Canadian system, why don't you head down to the states with the Bush gang who also found a way to overturn there system?

  • Elaine Crawford

    We should all rally and kick these bums out and give them the message NO THANKS !! What a dirty barkroom deal these nitwits are trying to push this down unwillingly against the will of the people. Is this a Democracy?
    Have we all forgotten the scandals that these parties have done in the past? If this cheap deal goes through, we are done as a so callled Democracy.

  • Marshall Mitchell

    I shudder to think of a coalition government. My vote is to leave the Conservatives in power, even if it means another election as I feel that the Conservatives would gain a majority.

  • Deb

    Stephen Harper has his faults, but he is the elected PM of this country. If we wanted Stephane Dion as PM, we would have elected him. This is nothing but a power grab by the NDP and the Blocke. The Liberals could not do this alone. I agree that Harper is not moving fast enough, but let’s give him a chance. If the budget in January does not have the needed stimulus, then consider bringing down the government.

  • JT

    Stephen,

    I thank you for your efforts in trying to organize these rallies. However, the Edmonton one is in serious danger of going off the rails because there is mass confusion as to the address where it is being held at. Your website lists it as “DUNCAN”, which we have figure out means Linda Duncan’s campaign office. However, her website does not list the address (they may have removed it), and a google search will bring up two different addresses: 10049–81ave & 7347-104St.

    PLEASE take a moment to update your website with the correct addressing information, or I fear that we will have a very poor turnout.

  • RoyallyPOed

    well Jo, you have my sympathy but you miss the point. I think you're right – Most Quebecers are most definately decent hard working folks just like the rest of us – but they don't happen to vote that way. If the Arts folks truly “Sucessfully sell” their products thoughout the world – then why in God's name do they need a subsidy?

    The problem is that it is not the decent hard workingQuebecers voting in the House but the Bloc they sent there. As by that fact they've pretty much screwed the rest of us. The Quiet Revolution was all about how Franco-phones in Quebec ran out of patience with being treated like second class citizens – and they were and went on the warpath – but since then they've been given every break and tons of money. Well the west doesn't want the money but their votes are no longer going to be disenfrancised by the center and we aren't going to be second class citizens for driving the economy – so you could call this Quiet Revolution – Volume 2

  • RoyallyPOed

    Who's saying the left can't unite? Nobody here – go ahead – unite into a common party and then run in an election. That's what the right did. I just insist on the election part cause a lot of people died making this country something called a democracy. Don't like it? Well comrade, I hear the Russian winters are not so cold anymore with the global warming and all – don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

    Liberals and the Knee Deepers unifying into a single party. Yeah right! Hell, I coun't even type that without laughing – bonne chance!!

  • Cathy

    I am disgusted with the elected representatives. If I had an opportunity to tell them anything, I would tell them what every Mother has told their kids from the beginning of time. Grow up! Get along! Play nice! And stop this foolishness!

    Cathy

  • Marge

    RIGHT ON, RANDALL!!! RIGHT ON, HANS DITTMAR!!! RIGHT ON, KELLY!!! Great points.

    Now how can we deal with this mess locally? Let's go to the rallies, let's write our letters to the Governor General
    and the PC Party with ideas….. We can't let this happen to our beloved country. If it does, we will be sold down
    the river and the price of homes will not go up for ten years instead of the 3 that everyone is anticipating with the
    oilsands booming (and providing too many of our hard earned dollars to the east – but thanks to Mr. Stelmak, he
    is doing “things” to avoid the worst in this realm – good on ya, Mr. Stelmak!!!!)

  • http://redux.over-blog.net/ Durandal

    I suggest that you correct the “CONFEDERATION” mistake on the RallyFor Canada site, Canada is a *Federal* Constitutional Monarchy since the the begenning of the eighties (and even bofore that we were not a real confederation).

    Anyways, I will be in Montreal Saturday, taking the bus from Sherbrooke, Estrie.

  • Barry D

    See you at the Rally.

    My Sign will Read:

    Liberal + NDP + PQ = COALITION OF CORRUPTION
    CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF CANADA'S GOVERNMENT
    PLEASE LET ME VOTE

  • mojocosita

    I live in the USA but vote in the Federal elections in Canada by mail. I can't believe what I read online about this in Canada! Are they trying to destroy the country in the midst of the worse economy I've seen in my 55 years?It's a power grab by greedy Liberal and NDP MPs who have the nerve to side with a party that should have, long ago, been charged with treason!

  • Gail O’Neil

    I live in the USA but vote in the Federal elections in Canada by mail. I can’t believe what I read online about this in Canada! Are they trying to destroy the country in the midst of the worse economy I’ve seen in my 55 years?It’s a power grab by greedy Liberal and NDP MPs who have the nerve to side with a party that should have, long ago, been charged with treason!

  • Gail O’Neil

    I live in the USA but vote in the Federal elections in Canada by mail. I can’t believe what I read online about this in Canada! Are they trying to destroy the country in the midst of the worse economy I’ve seen in my 55 years?It’s a power grab by greedy Liberal and NDP MPs who have the nerve to side with a party that should have, long ago, been charged with treason!

  • Gail O’Neil

    I live in the USA but vote in the Federal elections in Canada by mail. I can’t believe what I read online about this in Canada! Are they trying to destroy the country in the midst of the worse economy I’ve seen in my 55 years?It’s a power grab by greedy Liberal and NDP MPs who have the nerve to side with a party that should have, long ago, been charged with treason!

  • Gail O’Neil

    I live in the USA but vote in the Federal elections in Canada by mail. I can’t believe what I read online about this in Canada! Are they trying to destroy the country in the midst of the worse economy I’ve seen in my 55 years?It’s a power grab by greedy Liberal and NDP MPs who have the nerve to side with a party that should have, long ago, been charged with treason!

  • S Gale

    We have a decent PM; a man of integrity (unlike the proven Liberal thieves) a man with principles and he is not good enough for the Easteners. Why not? Probably because he comes from the West. This fiasco just proves how far Ontario and Quebec will go in order to have power of Canada. They do not care one whit about Western Canada. I think it is time for Western Canada to threaten to separate. Maybe Ottawa would try to pacify us with tons of money, just like they have done with Quebec.

  • Julie F Outlaw

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    keep it up

  • Economan

    Fiscal stimulus prolonged the depression in the 30's ?? Good lord…. it was the opposite problem that caused the depression in the first place. Stimulus resulted in resolving the depression.

    Being an economist & reading these revisionist theories… guaranteed to result in a headache.

    Just think of the forthcoming massive debt as our “debt of gratitude” to Wall Street & the neo-cons who shirked all responsibility & worshipped at the altar of greed. They'll do allright… don't worry about them.

  • dontcry

    I am disgusted with the elected representatives. If I had an opportunity to tell them anything, I would tell them what every Mother has told their kids from the beginning of time. Grow up!

  • Murray Wentworh

    Who trying now to steal democracy? Harper and his neo-cons.

    And out system is our system. Shut up already. 12 seats short is 12 seats short. Harper has more in common with Bush than anyone else whose ever been PM.

  • Murray Wentworh

    Who trying now to steal democracy? Harper and his neo-cons.

    And out system is our system. Shut up already. 12 seats short is 12 seats short. Harper has more in common with Bush than anyone else whose ever been PM.