9.26.2008

where stephen harper is today

Tonight, September 26, Stephen Harper is in Toronto.

Where: Etobicoke Centre campaign office, 317 Burnhamthorpe Road

When: People will be gathering around 6:30 for an estimated 7:00 arrival

Why: Many reasons, but for now, for me, the message is "Stop The Deportations".

By Public Transit from Toronto: Subway westbound to Islington station, then #50 bus on Burnhamthorpe towards Martin Grove. Bus leaves every 15 minutes. Ride will be about 10 minutes.

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We won a big victory, with the Federal Court staying the removal of Jeremy Hinzman and his family. But another war resister family waits in the wings, and after that, another and another and another, all potentially facing the threat of deportation if Harper continues to ignore democracy by refusing to implement the June 3rd motion.

After my recent post announcing Harper's appearance in Courtenay, BC, a reader wrote:
Also, it's interesting that neither of the local newspapers here had any firm info about the Harper visit, just that he is "expected" or that local Conservatives "have been advised" that he will visit but that few or no details were available. There are no further details on the newspaper websites either.

This morning's paper, for example, has this headline over a small item on the front page "Harper visit coming today?" (note the question mark) with the statement that "No confirmation was given from the local Conservative office about the visit."

"Security issues" were cited for all this secrecy. Guess they don't want anyone showing up except the party faithful.

They'll be very disappointed, won't they?

4 comments:

Gazetteer said...

Hope you all were able to get an audience with Mr. Harper Laura.

On the larger point regarding keeping every aspect of the Conservative campaign, and almost every candidate, hidden from the public...

Yup - it's the Bubble Boy and his StealthCon Army, for sure.

Me, I'm taking names and making maps.


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OT--

Don't know if you'll be interested or not, but I have a take on why Obama performed as he did during the 'opening day' debate with Mr. McCain this evening....

But I think the title of the post may up your interest quotient, 'The Branch Rickey Factor'.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Gazetteer. Yes, Bubble Boy, indeed. I wasn't able to join the protest last night (which was annoying, since it was practically down the street from me), but I'll post a report when I get one.

I'll be happy to read any post called The Branch Rickey Factor. :) And any of your posts at all. But I neither know nor care how Obama performed at the "debate". I find it impossible to take any of that seriously.

Gazetteer said...

L--

I understand.

Especially in the short term.

But you really don't think it could make a difference, say, for the resisters down the road?


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I'll stop there with the trying to nudge you back towards South of 49th stuff now (and I promise not to do it again).



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L-girl said...

But you really don't think it could make a difference, say, for the resisters down the road?

Absolutely not. Policies regarding military recruitment, enlistment, stop-loss, or how deserters are treated will not change. The resisters' cases stand or fall in Canada.

I'll stop there with the trying to nudge you back towards South of 49th stuff now (and I promise not to do it again).

It's ok. I don't mind a nudge, but that's as far as it gets. I'm pretty much immune to it. I'm done with the Democrats entirely. Have been for a long time.