Union Member Opposing Liberal-NDP Coalition Blocked from Entering Coalition Rally Organized by his Union
A union member showed up at the Vancouver rally organized by the ‘Yes Coalition’ on Thursday evening carrying a sign that said all the wrong things.
The dissident was denied entry to the ballroom where a rally was being held in support of a non-confidence vote planned for Canada’s parliament in January to oust Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. Unlike the roughly 1,000 people who jammed the ballroom in Canada Place, he did not support the coalition between the NDP, the Liberals, and the Bloc Quebecois which would replace the Harper government.
His sign read:
Liberals - No leader NDP - No Clue BQ - No Canada Say No to Coalition!
The dissident stood in the lobby as people filed past him into the ballroom. He was incensed that he was being prevented from entering, explaining to members of the crowd that he is a member of the Public Service Alliance of B.C. which he said was an organizer of the rally.
People stopped to chat with dissident, including at least one reporter, as union security men kept a close watch. When I took a photo of the dissident’s sign, he asked in a friendly tone if I would like to see his other signs. “No”, a large man in a blue shirt and red security vest interjected firmly.
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