Golly. I sure hope Stephen Harper decided to play the piano last night rather than watch TV. So he couldn't see all those Canadians telling him exactly what they thought of him.
Because I saw Great
So I can only imagine what he'll look like if he sees those pictures or reads this.
In ten years working on Parliament Hill, I’ve had a front-row seat to all kinds of mass gatherings and rarely do you see one this co-ordinated, this large and this unified. It takes a lot to make Canadians take to the streets in numbers worth noting.
Never before has Facebook filled Canada’s streets. It did today. Friends and families reached out to one another to voice their collective disgust at a system that allows the Prime Minister to silence the voice of debate in the House of Commons on a whim.
Not too pretty I imagine.
And with good reason. Because it's not just the number of Canadians who turned out in the middle of winter that was so amazing. It was the extraordinary mix of young and old, and above all the PASSION.
Even in Toronto. I know because I was there.
And the energy was INCREDIBLE...
Gawd it was fun. To march down the street with a Raging Grannie, singing my absolutely favourite song.
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Stephen Harper has GOT to go !!!
In fact too much fun. I was planning to make a fancy music video eh? But then I made the mistake of mixing revolution and pleasure. So all I could do was splice some clips together. *hic*
Still isn't the sound of raw democracy WONDERFUL? And out of this great start will come even greater things.
Congratulations everybody. You were all magnificent.
Today we march. Tomorrow we organize. Then we vote.
And then we take our country BACK...