I am in support of the folks of Occupy Calgary.
As a Grandmother, I am passionate about this cause and have helped, by bringing food, tents, blankets, tarps, clothing, flowers and personal hygiene products, anything to support these hardy souls camping out for those, whose bodies will no longer allow it.
Some city council members have made unenlightened and crude remarks about the people of Occupy Calgary, which clearly states their ignorance of the subject and their disdain of the continued peaceful protestations.
Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart was quoted recently in the Calgary Sun as saying “The precedent this is setting equally disturbs me because it’s really going to change the nature of any future protests or rallies when people like this can hide behind the Charter.” People like this? Did she mean the young, the old, the working, the unemployed, the retired, the homeless, grandparents, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, students? Hide behind the Charter? I always believed it was written for all Canadians to stand in front of, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states the freedom of peaceful assembly as a fundamental freedom. Her deeply offensive comments raised concern of her ability to represent fairly her constituents who are made up of, ‘…people like this…’
$40,000 to winterize the park and repair minor damage compared to the absolute waste of over $25 million for a bridge that wasn’t needed and everyone hates. Calgary City Council should have someone living on AISH every month to prioritize your spending.
I am up for the challenge.
I have included a powerful video for you to review.
I am eager to see the Canadian version, with city council chiming in their hypocrisy.
Thank you kindly,