2245 Speers Road here in Oakville at the Operating Engineers' Banquet Hall a group called "Reclaim our Democratic Canada" is having a meeting.... From their website -
"Join our local candidates and community groups for an evening to Champion Democracy --a chance for you to be heard."
"This is a wake-up call for all who feel that their vision of Canada is at odds with the direction in which our government is taking the country."
"Actions by this government are not only tarnishing our reputation abroad but also demonstrating an astounding disrespect for the foundation of democracy: our parliamentary traditions and regulations and the rule of law."
"That our government has ignored requests to rectify the violations of Omar Khadr’s rights as a Canadian citizen. Not only has our government shown disrespect for the Supreme Court of Canada, by ignoring the directives of Federal Court Justice Zinn, but even more astoundingly, it has ignored the requirements of our hard fought for Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
That the prorogation of Parliament to avoid defeat in the Commons and the government’s refusal to allow access to documents on the "handing over of prisoners to Afghanistan for torture", are examples of the undermining of the primacy of Parliament, the rule of law and the erosion of democracy as we know it in Canada. It is the secret and arbitrary nature of this government’s actions that makes us uneasy.
That the selection of downtown Toronto by our government for the G20 meeting in 2010 in spite of Toronto's Mayor Miller's request to change the location and the subsequent attempt to criminalize dissent was a most serious attack on the basic tenets of a free and democratic society."
It looks like a great opportunity for us Catch22ers to meet like-minded people...
Their website is here if you want more info... www.reclaimourcanada.blogspot.com