No Coalition Rally a Lower Budget Affair Than Yes Coalition Rally
When I went to No Coalition rally in Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 6, I noticed that it was a lower budget affair than the Yes Coalition rally, which I also attended, put on by the unions the previous Thursday at Canada Place. The No Coalition hadn't rented a ballroom; there were no images on gigantic video panels. They had simply pitched a small white tent outdoors at Library Square, with a PA system and a flag.
The No Coalition rally also seemed less scripted. You didn’t hear speaker after speaker repeat the same catchy lines – “Harper is saving his job, not your job”– designed to push your buttons. Not that the No Coalition wasn’t pushing buttons:
“The separatist Jacques Parizeau is seeing his dream become a reality”, said Nina Grewal, a Conservative MP.
With or without separatists, there is nothing illegal about the formation of a Coalition in the Canadian parliament. Several speakers acknowledged that fact. Former constitutional lawyer John Weston, Conservative MP for “sea to sky highway country” told the crowd, “It is technically right to form a coalition, but what’s technically right doesn’t mean it’s right for the country.”
To read full story, "Content of Secretly Recorded Tape used at Rally to Oppose Toppling Harper" go to Downtown Eastside Enquirer.
To see more photos, go to "Supporters Chant "Harper! Harper! Harper!" at Rally at Library Square in Vancouver", at Downtown Eastside Enquirer