I bet most Canadians didn't know what the word "prorogue" meant not that long ago. The process of discontinuing a session of parliament is not new. Prime Ministers have used it several times, but this time it's causing a stir because Stephen Harper used it to get out of answering tough questions about his government. I guess he didn't want to slide in the polls, and look where that got him. His 15 point lead over the opposition is gone. It could be temporary, but I like that some folk have been paying attention to government shenanigans. Anything to stop the apathy of the last few years.
This weekend there were protests across the country. I went to the one in Toronto to see what the turnout would be like, and it was pretty good. Here are a few photos I snapped of the event.
EDIT: I thought I resized the photos. I definitely reduced the quality, but they still look huge. Sorry. I'll learn for next time.
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