CBC reports that more than 33,000 Canadians have joined the Facebook group Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament. (Right now, it's almost 36,000.) (Update: 48,500 now!) (Upperdate: 57,000!)
Then they ask a few rather biased parties for reaction.
Pollsters: This is not as good as what we do!
John Ivison, National Post: This is not a groundswell of public opinion!
CBC wingnut commenters: Facebook is stupid!
But the numbers continue to climb. I generally get frustrated with "Facebook activism," but this is a good use for Facebook. Each person counts, no one can be counted twice*, and the media's obsession with social networking sites guarantees that word gets around.
On the Canadians Against Prorogation - Rally for the Cause page, rallies are planned in:
That's a lot of places! Will turnout show me that Canadians care about their democracy more than I know? I can only hope. And organize.
* Although you could have two Facebook pages under two different names, it very would be difficult to bother with that.
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