Thank you!

To everyone that made the Rally for Canada rallies a success, I want to say a sincere thank you. In Ottawa, we braved -10C weather and managed to turn out between 2000-4000 (RCMP said 3000, Ottawa Citizen reports 3500!!). In Toronto, about 1500 turned out to the rally there. Calgary had reports of up to 5000 people in the city core rallying. We rallied people in cities from Halifax to Victoria and places like London, Kitchener, Saskatoon, and Kelowna in BC. In total, over 20 cities held rallies today. Looks like we have a real grassroots movement on our hands here. We’re having the debate that they didn’t want us to have. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

It’s been a busy day, and I expect a busy couple of days wrapping up this event. Please pass on your stories from the day and I’ll post them here!

UPDATE: Winnipeg had 600 people in about -25C weather (with windchill). The rally was bigger than the coalition rally which was held in a warm hotel ballroom.

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  • Mark R

    Thanks for the Winnipeg update. I was there and it was definitely was cold & windy – actually closer to a -30 windchill. There were excellent presentations from Vic Toews, Hugh McFadden (Leader of the Manitoba PCs), Shelley Glover, Stephen Fletcher's chief of Staff, Mike Richards (Manitoba PC party president), and particular from Charles Adler. Premier Gary Doer was conspicuously absent, which is absolutely shameful.

  • JosefK

    You are now on YouTube, G*d has blessed Canada with you :-).

  • http://clearconservative.ca Jordan Alcock

    We stood on the top of the stairs of parliament chatting with Scott Gorry of the RGS for a while, and when we left we walked through sparks street. About half way to bank street an older couple stopped us and asked how the rally went. We told them it was a great experience, that it was an amazing turnout and that we thought Canadians had spoken loudly and clearly about how they felt on the issue. They were happy to hear it, and told us they were sad that they had missed it; they had driven down from Montreal and had missed it by about 15 minutes.

    We had planned on making some signs the night before, but a series of events prevented us from doing so. We arrived at the Rideau center at about 10:30, and with time to kill grabbed a coffee and went to grand and toy to find some poster board and markers. Unfortunately, they were out of them, and we decided to head to the hill and see what was going on. When we arrived, over an hour early, there was a crowd of about 50, talking and handing out literature and flags. We grabbed several smaller flags, and then someone offered us a big one which we gladly accepted and held between two of us. An older gentleman, in I would say his mid-to-late 70's came up to us, asked if we would like his sign. He looked tired from holding it, and I accepted cheerfully, as we had wanted to have a sign anyways. A man in his late 20's or early 30's came up to us about 10 minutes later, asking where we had gotten the small flags. I told him they were out but he could have mine, and my friend offered his up as well. He was so thankful, and you could tell that the whole thing had made his day.

    It really spoke to the kind of passion that the people have about this issue; everyone at the rally was concerned about our future as a nation. The spontaneous singing of the national anthem, and the expressions of sorrow for the loss of Canadian soldiers brought tears to almost everyone's eyes. And when we all gathered together to sing the national anthem at both the beginning and end of the rally, you could feel the pride and love for country in the crowd. From the speakers to the conversations with those in the crowd, all you could feel was an immense sense of pride and love of our country.

    It was an amazing day, a great event and I think it was a great success. Thank you again Stephen for all the hard work; know it wasn't easy, but it was well worth it!

  • http://bluewavecanada.blogspot.com SUZANNE

    You can get a couple more videos on my blog Big Blue Wave. I also have the audio of Minister Fletcher and the speech from the Egyptian-born Pastor- he was good. Sorry to the other speakers, I forgot to bring extra discs and the batteries in my camera died.

  • Paula Peterson, Calgary

    My mother, 17 year old son, his girlfriend and I attended the Calgary rally today. There are estimates of 2500-3000 that attended and it was wonderful! We were stopped from holding the rally in front of the City Hall – which bothered many of us and our tax dollars paid for it, but no matter….we made ourselves heard and our prescence felt. Thank you so much for organizing the events….it's wonderful to feel that someone is listening!!

  • Lorelei F

    There would have been more people there, but because of several websites erroneously saying it started at 1:00 instead of at 12:00, a second flood af people began arriving just as it wrapped up. Shelly Glover and Charles Adler are both very passionate speakers. Their love of this nation came through loud and clear.

  • Lorelei F

    There would have been more people there, but because of several websites erroneously saying it started at 1:00 instead of at 12:00, a second flood af people began arriving just as it wrapped up. Shelly Glover and Charles Adler are both very passionate speakers. Their love of this nation came through loud and clear.

  • Lorelei F

    There would have been more people there, but because of several websites erroneously saying it started at 1:00 instead of at 12:00, a second flood af people began arriving just as it wrapped up. Shelly Glover and Charles Adler are both very passionate speakers. Their love of this nation came through loud and clear.

  • http://climbingoutofthedark.blogspot.com Hunter

    What a huge job you had mobilizing Canadians. Take a bow! Wonderful job in such a short time frame. The unions with all their money, ads, and costly signs failed miserably.

    Real Canadians concerned for their country can out and had their voices heard, except by the MSM, they don’t seem to work on weekends.

  • Paula Peterson, Calgary

    My mother, 17 year old son & his girlfriend joined me at the Calgary rally today, and it was wonderful!! There’ve been quotes of 2500 to 3000 people that attended…. They would not allow us to have the rally in front of City Hall – which bothered many of us as it is a public building that our tax dollars built, but we managed to raise our voices and make ourselves heard nevertheless. It was a positive occasion though little was said about it on the news tonight. Thank you so much for organizing this event….it made us all feel that someone was listening!

  • http://djxtreme-seashell.blogspot.com/ SeanMcAllister

    Amazing job Stephen, and all put together in a very short time too. Just proves that Canadians will show up and voice their concerns when it matters.

  • batb

    Thanks to YOU, Stephen, for all of your hard work and YOUR rallying “the troops” across Canada. It was a magnificent effort, and all grassroots, unlike the Marxist/Unionist rally at Nathan Phillips Square, where the speakers were protected from the elements under a canvas tent. Wimps!

    Unfortunately, I think it was the pro-Coalition rally with a crowd of 1500–not that great when you figure that Toronto is the bastion of socialist sellouts. I was at the Rally for Canada/anti-Coalition rally in TO and I figure we had a crowd of about 500-600–pretty darned good when you figure we had about a week's notice and none of the $$$ or in-place organization of the unions.

    So, when's the next rally? I plan to be there!!

  • John Getty

    First I'd like to thank you and all the organizers for getting these rallies set up. Very good job. I attended the Halifax event – enthusiastic crowd, excellent and inspiring speeches by all those who spoke. – typical of what I've seen on the postings from across Canada. Hope there will be more of these – we need to keep it up.

  • http://www.bluelikeyou.com/ Joanne TB

    Thank you Stephen for organizing this amazing event. It gave ordinary citizens a chance to vent their frustration and stand up for Canada.

    I have talked to so many people of all political stripes who agree that this is an outrage. The good news is that complacent Canadians are finally getting up off the couch and speaking out in public forums.

    God bless Canada!

  • http://www.catprint.ca/blog/ lance

    Good Job Stephen!

  • miss yoka

    Two red flags have been waved as a warning against trusting this coaltion party.
    First, they are attempting to reverse the electoral results of a democratic country whose election happened just 2 months ago. And they are doing this via media manipulation rather than open debate. They don't want an open debate because that is called a federal election. And the NDP has proven over and over again that it will never be the overall winner of a federal election (they only managed 17.5% of the popular vote in the last election).
    Second, this coalition chose a man to run the country who is rejected as a leader for the Liberal party. Why do they think that someone who is not good enough to run the Liberals, is good enough to run Canada?
    Because everyone knew (including you and me and the unions) that Dion would be kicked out even if they took over power (could union influence have had something to do with that atrocious Dion video?) and this would leave Layton as the last man standing. And where Layton stands, the unions stand.
    Luckily for Canada, most of its citizens aren't employees of the Federal government or the auto industry. The average Canadian doesn't hold his/her federal/provinvial economies hostage for handouts. I, for one, don't trust the unions or the Bloc to handle this country's balance sheets. Do you?

  • Steve

    Hey Stephen:

    As the Liberals get ready to dump Dion of the coalition for national destruction, the conservatives need to run constant ads showing that Dion was good enough for Prime Minister of Canada, but not not competent enough to be leader of the Liberal corruption party.

    Real simple ads conecting the dots, showing the absolute arrogance, deception, and power madness of the Liberals

    Steve

  • JosefK

    CBC is using grassroots-submitted photos in a report on the Calgary rally.

  • DaveCF

    The Rally in Courtenay was held indoors – and the temperature was +8C (we’re not too hardy on the ‘Wet Coast’). The room was the same one where John Duncan’s victory speech was made seven weeks ago and I’d say that the crowd was about the same. Lots of enthusiasm but no signs. One Team Canada shirt and one flag-adorned dog, but not as much red and white as there should have been and no flag waving. It was a definite show of support but by a largely retired crowd of not-normally demonstrative people.

  • http://huffb1sblog.blogspot.com huffb1

    Good job Stephan!

    Great to see people come out and brave the cold weather.

  • Philip Hauser

    My experience in London yesterday was that the enthusiasm was great . Now we all wonder what to do next?

    None of us believe this is over yet. I believe that we the grassroots need to continue to demonstrate to liberals that we are capable of taking their seats in the next election.

    I believe the answer is TARGETED demonstrations over the next 7 weeks at the constituency offices and homes of liberals who could be viewed moderates. They need to know that if they are not comfortable with the coalition they have friends in the conservative movement.

    I’m not talking about MPs crossing the floor (but for extraordinary circumstances my personal feeling is such a move must include sitting as independents until the next election). What I am talking about is sending them a message that they need to rebuild their party or risk being the weak link in any coalition. They need to know that the likes of Bob Rae, Dosanjh, Kennedy and Dion are not collecting lefties but driving centrist and right leaning regular families into our hands.

    Naturally I want to govern in perpetuity but if we learned anything from the Chretien years we learned that it is unhealthy for Canada to have only one party with a realistic chance of governing.

    Joe Preston our MP for London Middlesex Elgin spoke at the London rally. He appealed to us to reach out as opposed to striking out at Liberals. I believe there is a balance here.

    Peaceful protests are something many MPs have never seen. They have never seen conservatives chanting on their front lawns and have only seen Dippers with union thugs making unreasonable demands. We can send a message that we are mad as hell without being extremely confrontational.

    I believe we can begin in Ontario ridings like London North Centre, Guelph, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan for example where Conservative support is strong and growing, where neighbouring ridings are Blue and simply remind these good people that they bring down an elected government at their own peril. I think a targeted message to Ignatieff and the likes of Scott Brison who seems to be taking the more moderate path among Libs needs to be done. We need to be firm and loud but also decent and peaceful but I do think we need a ton of signs flags and chanting in their front yards. Now is not the time for rest. It is the time for us to make them feel very uncomfortable about continuing this coalition of hate.

  • Don

    I live in Vaughan but I came to Ottawa to visit my wife who is attending U of O. This was my chance to attend the event at Parliament. What a great day, I have never been more proud to be a Canadian as I was at the rally. I met a man named John who lives in Ottawa and is half French Canadian. He was telling me how he could not stand still and allow this to happen to his country as he is a true Federalist. We were both very happy to see support from Quebec as a Fleur De Le was waved as well. This to me was one of the best memories from the rally. I also saw a sign that was so true claiming “hey Bob Rae this aint no Astroturf”. It’s heart warming to see such a grass roots movement that is so badly needed at a time like this. I will continue in any way possible to stop all attempts at turning my country into a Marxist Leytonist state.

  • Tara

    I think we should have another one! :)

  • virginia

    It was snowy in Toronto last Saturday (Dec.6 2008) around noon time, me and my husband attended the National rally againts the coalation . It was very worthed , meet alot of people againts this creating NEW GOV’T . WE were yelling !! Our vote is not counted and are useless !! Let Conservatives runs this country !!

    Our present that day was excellent .Home early due to my Husband important matters , but we still be proudly about this protest.

    Thanks Stephen Taylor for your hard work and dedicated to all Canadians !!!!

  • http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/ Conservative Reporter

    Fredericton had a decent turnout and the weather was kind to us, but winds were quite strong. I did not find out who the organizers were but many were wandering about answering questions, handing out flags and Stand Up For Canada signs. MLA’s from the Conservative caucus in the provincial legislature were there, along with federal MP’s and our Minister of State Keith Ashfield. We sang O’Canada, listed to some rousing speeches, pledged to keep on fighting SAY NO to the coalition…passing the word on and on. I was glad to see my city participate.

  • Jim H

    Not much we can do here in Nfld. I made a couple of comments to the local CBC and one was pulled. I never said anything really that was offensive. I think we have a bunch of redneck politicians here at present. I believe in Canada I came in as a Newfoundlander in 1949. Canada has been good to me through illness I have had as well as our standard of living is far better than it ever was when I was a child. This Bananna Republic approach by the Coliation is something out of third world.

  • Liz J

    Great show on the Hill, thanks to all who participated and organized it. Major thanks to Stephen Taylor !

    Just thinking about the shabby way the Liberal Party is treating the leader they chose and are now showing him neither mercy or respect. The problem with the Liberal Party was there before Dion took over. He may not have been the best choice but they did choose him and now won’t even allow him to bow out gracefully as he has said he would do when a new leader is chosen. He really should sue them for defamation by humiliation. He could probably get enough to pay off his debt.

    Noted Mr Manley has offered them some sage advice , concentrate on rebuilding the party and forget about the coalition idea. It appears they’re not interested in common sense, that includes the hungry for power Bob Rae and the confusing messages from Ignatieff. Shameful lot all around.

  • Colton Jefferies

    The radical leftist coup attempt is seen here in Vancouver as a defining moment in Canadian Politics. It marks the first time since the FLQ crisis in Quebec that mainstream Canadians have “woken up.” Some of you probably aren’t even old enough to remember that crisis.

    I received an email today from Hedy Fry. I am just astounded by her twisted perception of reality regarding the coup attempt. In the 75 years that the Liberals have had to setup their support networks that include media and corporate entities… they have also managed to evolve a truly “Liberal” definition of democracy. Whereas in the free world, a democracy is where the party with the most votes gets to hold power and manage the country… the LIBERAL concept of democracy is where no one gets to control anything in the country except the vocal minorities. Anytime we criticize this fundamental bastardization of democracy, Liberals hurl derogatory slurs at us… calling us “mean spirited”. The fact of the matter is that a democracy give the party in power to right to exercise its judgment to satisfy the wants and desires of the majority. At the same time, a party must respect the rights and dignity of minorities. But those rights are limited to the extent to which the majority will tolerate policies it does necessarily support. Minorities are also protected by law as well as the charter of rights and freedoms. One should remember… everyone is free to participate in prosperity. If you choose not to, then who’s fault of yours is that?

    This is a good thing. One group should never be subject to the tyranny of the other a point incongruous with Canadian standards. Where the Liberals fail miserably is that they believe the majority should be subjugated to will of the minority. In this way, it doesn’t matter who is in power because the minority is always in control. Why bother voting? That’s why our voter turnout is so low.

    Liberalism is the reason we are at the brink of national disaster. Liberalism has delivered the justice system you all complain so bitterly about. They spin you the story that crime rates are falling. Bullshit! We all know that reporting of crime rates is falling! Not the crimes themselves. Ask any cop on the beat!! When police are too busy to respond to break and enter calls, or routine theft calls, citizens begin to give up calling. They take matters into their own hands. Crime is not down. It’s up so high that it is barely countable any more.

    Liberalism is why there is still an unequal representation of senators and MPs in the system… with Quebec having double the number of reps than the west with a smaller population!

    Liberalism is why you keep paying for infrastructure improvements and never receive them. Since 1970 BC has already paid for a bridge to Vancouver Island, the widening of the freeways to 6 lanes, rapid transit from Hope to Vancouver, Skytrains from Abbotsford to Vancouver, a new Lions Gate Bridge, a new Port Mann bridge, a new Patullo bridge, a new Albion crossing and a host of other infrastructure projects. Yet Liberals in that time period thought it better to fund the synthetic bilingualism program to the tune of $700 billion! Why? I think if you asked real Quebecers… you would find that they would have much rather had $200 billion to use AS THEY SAW FIT! That’s all they want… control of their own programs and policies. Gilles Duceppe is a good man and I like the way he fights for his province. I’m not holding it again him for working so hard for Quebec. I hold federal Liberals responsible for being so stupid!

    What would the maritimes have done with $200 billion? As long as you keep buying into this Liberal dogma, you’ll keep suffering. But I degress…. the post was originally to just say this: The silent majority has been awakened. The coup failed and momentum has shifted. It is critical now that each of us keep the pressure up on these lunatics.

  • Liz J

    JosefK, we know where your coming from with that “link”. We also sympathize with you, you gotta be hurting watching your favs implode. There may be a job for your humor on Just for Laughs, you probably have the credentials.

  • JosefK

    Folks, the Supine Dion is done.

    Ignatieff could be Liberal leader by Wednesday
    Updated Sun. Dec. 7 2008 9:37 PM ET

    CTV.ca News Staff

    Liberal Leader Stephane Dion is expected to resign this week and Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc has dropped out of the leadership race and will support rival Michael Ignatieff, CTV News has learned.

    “Michael Ignatieff pretty much has this leadership race wrapped up,” CTV's Chief Parliamentary Correspondent Craig Oliver told CTV Newsnet Sunday evening. “It will be over by Wednesday.”

    The first casualty of the Coalition is not PMSH, it's the Supine Dion. I'm also hearing the same from a Vancouver Sun alert and NewsTalk650.

  • Dean

    After Saturday's rallies this became clear.

    The anti-coalition rallies felt more like a movement going from average Canadians to the the coalition leadership.

    The pro-coalition rallies felt more like a campaign going from the coaltion leadership to average Canadians.

  • lg

    I was at Queen’s Park rally in Toronto, over a thousand people participated, it was cold but my heart was warmed by the great speeches from Min. Peter Kent, John Tory, Tim Hudak, Rick Dysktra and oh from immigrants like me. Very diverse group of people , but our voices are one. We want our democracy !
    It was my first political rally ! I feel great to be able to vent! To the canadians out there, Do NoT Be Complaisant when it comes to democracy. You don’t know what it’s like to live in a country where democracy is only a word.
    The young people who helped organized the rally were great and inspiring. It’s great to see the young people getting involve , letting their voices heard , they are going to be our future leaders of this beautiful country and with what I saw yesterday, we will have great leaders for the future ! I have my hopes ! Thank you Stephen for mobilizing these young soldiers for DEMOCRACY ! God Bless you and God Bless Canada.

  • Philip Hauser

    ctv.ca is reporting that LeBlanc is dropping out and Ignatieff and Rae are both bucking for an early change of leader.

    Let’s not wait for another backroom deal to cope with the budget in January. Time to protest at the Liberal constitucency offices.

  • Mickey

    Hi Stephen, Thank you for coming forward to rally Canadians for their Country. The Internet has become THE place for instant communication. Unfortunately it also has become a massive place to go. I hope by this latest effort on your part, your blog becomes one of the top GOTO places when the Canadian people need to get a message to the Government. While I respect all the other places to go, we need just a few main places where we can gather and express our colective opinions. Maybe if your blog becomes a focus place, Politicians will come too and get an instant reaction before going off and doing something they would live to regret….as was done last week. Please keep up the great work for our Country.

  • ken

    “We’re having the debate that they didn’t want us to have. ”

    Ahem. A rally ISN’T a debate, sorry.. And… who’s “they”? The current fiasco has come about because PMSH refused to consult with anybody on the economic crisis before the economic update; certainly not the opposition parties, and not even his own caucus, according to Tory insiders. It’s pretty clear who is avoiding debate.

    PMSH is enjoying a bump in popularity right now, but at the cost of increased divisiveness in the nation. History won’t be kind.

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  • DonDimonte

    Thank you Stephen, I've attended the Ottawa rally, joined the Conservative Party and donated, I'm looking forward to attending My ridings EDA meetings. Keep up the good work.

  • wuberman

    I went to the Calgary rally and the weather was great. That made the day easy. I gotta say it was fun and heartwarming to see people come together and stand for the country. A big hat’s off salute to the winterpegers who endured the cold. They are granted the title -40 Canadian’s.

  • Cam MacKay

    Thanks for you efforts Stephen, you are truly a beacon of light in conservative thought on the internet. I attended the Edmonton Rally and I was supprised at how many attended. The rally was comprised of regular folks with their famillies. Many had canadian flags.
    I find this a stark contrast to the SS Coalition rallies (seperatist socialist) in which canadian flags are all but absent and have been replaced with union flags. I suppose having canadian flags would upset their Bloc puppetmasters within the coalition.

  • Anthony

    Ha, nice try, only about 400 were in Toronto. Nothing compared to the 2000+ at the pro-coalition rally. I went to both.

  • MaryM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNhVaDUv02g

    Video from Kelowna Rally. These three people spoke for everyone that attended. WWII vet Bill Tanner and two students Megan Ritz (16) and Michael McDonald (15). They are the pass and the future, this is what we are fighting for. I have other video to edit, will make sure it is done in “smaller” uploads to youtube. Hope you enjoy!

  • batb

    ken: “PMSH is enjoying a bump in popularity right now…”

    Yeah, I guess leading in the polls 2:1 is just “a bump.”

    Look, the Opposition parties WON’T co-operate with PMSH and the CPC. I’ve been watching their blatant non-co-operation for almost three years and their non-compliance with the sitting government began the first week of this new Parliament.

    Nice try, attempting to paint PMSH as the instigator of this nasty, untenable, undemocratic, unprincipled “coalition” between parties well left of centre. Most Canadians are not fooled, despite the media’s blatant bias in favour of the coalition and their unbridled contempt and hatred for Stephen Harper, his party, and his supporters–who, by the way, are ordinary Canadians who aren’t taking this attempted coup sitting down.

    I’ve been watching Mike Duffy Live and Don Newman’s Politics since 5:00 p.m. (it’s now 5:36, Monday, December 8) and NOT ONE WORD about the Rallies for Canada up to this point. It’s pretty much all-Liberal, all-the-time.

    GIVE ME A BREAK.

    It’s as though the rallies never took place. I was hoping CTV might redeem themselves today after their appalling coverage on Saturday, showing live footage of Dion at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, while the reporter was talking about the RallyforCanada at Queen’s Park. The woman newscaster seemed utterly confused–so, one can only imagine how the viewers were feeling. I knew what was happening… what the …???… because I’d been at Queen’s Park, otherwise, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. Was that CTV’s intention?

  • Brian

    Funny how CBC failed to cover the two biggest rallys but gave extensive coverage to the pro side in Toronto. High time some changes were made at the Ministry of Truth so they can start being more balanced.

  • Brian

    If you think you saw 2000 people at the pro rally let me know what you are smoking, I want some.

  • kannan

    But still,there was a better chance for us.we-conservatives, to teach all the greedy parties and the greedy leaders a lesson.
    Conservatives programmes were good,”Anti coalition rallies”- and in all the rallies across Canada we repeatedly informed the people of Canada,what are all the undemocratic move managed by liberals and Ndp along with -somewhat- silent support of Bloc(They are always silent,but when they smell, they are going to get something they smile)
    Any way,writing anything about all the opposition parties,absolutely waste of time.
    So the lesson,what we the conservatives could have taught to them was “throw them infront of Canadian people for a fresh ,mandate”

  • James

    Well I'll ring in from Windsor. Not a huge turn-out, probably between 80-100 or so in a snow storm and freezing cold. The rally at city hall was organized by a couple university students. There was another one at Joe Comartin's office earlier, complete with CAW and other union thugs there and contrary to Joe's comments on CPAC, there's a fair number in your riding that don't support your coalition and aren't CPC activists.

  • JosefK

    Yeah, I know.
    It took a lot of searching just to find Stephen Taylor's speech on YouTube… win, lose or prorogue. I also debated the TVO “The Agenda” producer in a chat – the guy tried to write off CTV, CBC, TVO, et al not covering the rally by saying it'd be hard to explain who he was. Then when I gave a quick rebuttal, he tried to say Stephen Taylor wasn't a politician so it was okay for CTV to give a live feed to Dion.
    Thank goodness for Blogging Tories, Stephen Taylor, the National Post and Tasha Kheiriddin!!

  • Sam S.

    Hey Stephen,
    Thanks for the efforts.
    James, I was at the city hall rally in Windsor as well. I had the big Rotty with me.
    Turnout was as could be expected with the weather, and the issue being slightly deflated by the proroguation.
    It still helped restore my faith in my community (if only a bit).
    I was also at Comartins office earlier.
    Wow, I knew the union guys were thugs, but geez.
    Apparently, if you show up with more people who can shout louder and longer than the other guys, there’s no way to disagree with your take on the issue.
    Disgusting…but typical.
    Keep up the fight. We need to be ready come budget time.
    Sam.

  • ken

    “Nice try, attempting to paint PMSH as the instigator of this nasty, untenable, undemocratic, unprincipled “coalition” between parties well left of centre. Most Canadians are not fooled, despite the media’s blatant bias in favour of the coalition and their unbridled contempt and hatred for Stephen Harper, his party, and his supporters–who, by the way, are ordinary Canadians who aren’t taking this attempted coup sitting down.”

    It’s OK, calm down, you’re getting spittle on your jacket.

    Just about everyone, on any side of the left-right continuum, has acknowledged that the economic update was a needlessly partisan non-response to the current economic problems. The opposition couldn’t NOT respond strongly to it. The response, for better or worse, was the coalition. Does anyone seriously doubt that this is what happened?

    This really is a lousy time for such partisanship, from all of the parties. Maybe a nice Christmas prorogue will settle everyone down.

    PS – I don’t know anyone who considers the Toronto Sun, the National Post, Global TV,or CTV to be “librul”.

  • kannan

    Cover the face

    But still,there was a better chance for us.we-conservatives, to teach all the greedy parties and the greedy leaders a lesson.
    Conservatives programmes were good,”Anti coalition rallies”- and in all the rallies across Canada we repeatedly informed the people of Canada,what are all the undemocratic move managed by liberals and Ndp along with -somewhat- silent support of Bloc(They are always silent,but when they smell, they are going to get something they smile)
    Any way,writing anything about all the opposition parties,absolutely waste of time.
    So the lesson,what we the conservatives could have taught to them was “throw them infront of Canadian people for a fresh ,mandate”
    Who could not lead and control his own party wanted to be the Primeminister of this great nation,that too coalition government.

    And lastly,one more liberal covered his face and ran away from the leadership scene,saying I will be still active in public life,who has won in such a riding to the house of commons,if any”broom run” as a candidate as liberal, would win.