Our local MP Larry Miller says he supports the PM in shutting down parliament and that to do so to avoid criticism is “normal”, further that Canadians “don’t care” about the Afghan detainee issue. Democracy as we know it is dependent upon our elected representatives, both those in power and those in opposition, being “open and accountable”. Our parliamentary processes are where much of the checks and balances take place and the arbitrary suspension of the House is but the latest of a long string of actions by the Harper regime to undermine those processes.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country have expressed their concern on the Facebook Group Page , in blogs, in letters to the editor, in letters and emails to their MPs and in conversations with their friends and neighbors. Next Saturday there will a number of rallies across the country to show that we DO CARE and that Proroguing Parliament for partisan purposes IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
Locally the rally will take place as follows, show you care about our democracy and be there to let Mr Miller and the Harper regime know that they are not going to get away with it this time.
Date: Saturday, January 23Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pmLocation: 1131 2nd Avenue East in front of our conservative M.P.’s (Larry Miller) office
RALLY PLANNING GROUP
Information for the over 50 rallys in other cities across Canada can be found on the Facebook Event Page and in the side bar at No Prorouge
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