One year ago today… Rallies for Canada

Today marks the one year anniversary of our Rallies for Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast. We organized these during the week that turned this country’s politics upside down when the Liberal-NDP coalition was proposed and propped up by the Bloc Quebecois. We rallied in over 20 cities from Halifax to Victoria, in places such as Calgary and Toronto and pleasant surprises like Brandon, MB and London, ON. Here’s a video of my speech from the rally on Parliament Hill where the Ottawa Citizen reported that 3500 people attended on a chilly December day to express their shock and outrage over the proposed coalition.

  • http://postnonstop.com Nathan

    Just two words Thank You!

  • Bec

    The threat of the 3 stooges, will stand out as one of the darkest memories in my life. Christmas last year was with certain the most difficult one I have ever had to pull off.

    Look at the Liberals now and imagine these same people, navigating through the economic crisis that this country has so courageously weathered.
    That image, was why we rallied in the numbers that we did.

    Stephen, you did that. You popped all of our brains out of the shock mode and gave us a place and reason to rise up in defence of our country.
    Thank you!

  • frmgrl

    “Just two words Thank You!”
    I second that! You helped save our country from the “Coalition of the Three Stooges” and the damage they would have done by now.
    You truly awakened a sleeping giant in this country.

  • joannetb

    Thank you so much Stephen!

    It was indeed a moment for Canadians to wake up and realize that we can't take government and politics for granted. We must stay engaged.

  • Liz J

    Shudder to even think of the state this country would be in if that trio had somehow succeeded.

    Thank God for this democracy, we were able to take to the streets and prevent a political disaster.

    We all recall the lengthy meeting our PM had with the GG and all the speculation about that frightening time and even more frightening thinking about what might have been. The people spoke, the powers that be listened. I'd say the GG listened to the PM as well.

  • batb

    Was the Rally for Canada a whole year ago?

    I vividly remember standing in the cold at Queens Park, raising my voice as loud as I could, to support the duly elected government of Stephen Harper and his CPC.

    Thanks for organizing this remarkable day, Stephen, a day when the Crooked Coalition heard loud and clear that Canadians wouldn't stand for political coups organized by backroom bagmen (at an unholy wake, as my late father would have put it) and that we expected the democratic process to be upheld and honoured.

    Will the history books, sadly now written by progressive (sic) revisionists, record this day when the fires of freedom were lit across this country, when ordinary Canadians' voices were raised in unison to tell the leftist social engineers “NO WAY! LEAVE OUR GOVERNMENT ALONE! GET US TO ELECT YOU — OTHERWISE, BUTT OUT! WE WANT DEMOCRACY, NOT SUBJUGATION TO LEFTIST BULLIES!”

  • Nicola Timmerman

    I remember our rally in Montreal. It was damn cold, we weren't that many, but we were enthusiastic. People came in from as far as the Eastern Townships.

    I remember thinking about how all our hard work to get the Conservatives elected would all come to nothing if this coalition was accepted by the Governor General.

  • http://canadiansense.blogspot.com/ Canadiansense

    ST,

    Bless you for your hard work.

  • http://twitter.com/SkagitIMS Josef of SkagitIMS

    That was a tour de force of the greatness of Canada and an inspiration to my fellow Americans & I to TEA party.

    Let's hope sometime in 2010 Canadians will wake up to a Conservative if not a conservative majority… and Americans will ring in Republican if not conservative control of at least one chamber of Congress!

  • batb

    'How come no more comments on this thread? It was a great day for Canadian democracy.

    Oh well, it seems to have had the same effect on the trolls as garlic on a vampire …

  • jeremysyouryankfriend

    God Bless ya; this was kind of Like (Your) our Northern neighbor's “Tea Party” which we Americans had several months later (and are still having).. now the question is what will change becuase “the people” are getting fed up with the elites and liberals in both countries?

  • jeremysyouryankfriend

    God Bless ya; this was kind of Like (Your) our Northern neighbor's “Tea Party” which we Americans had several months later (and are still having).. now the question is what will change becuase “the people” are getting fed up with the elites and liberals in both countries?