In a new Ipsos Reid poll on the robo-calls scandal, conducted for Postmedia News and Global TV, Canadians are uncompromising about the way forward. A whopping 68% want new by-elections in all affected ridings. Elections Canada has confirmed receiving more than 31,000 complaints and is investigating.
But the investigation is not enough. Through direct action and solidarity, Canadians must unleash their power and demand full accountability.
For some of the robo-calls rallies taking place this weekend, please check out:
In Ottawa, the Direct Action and Mobilization Group of the Occupy Ottawa movement is facilitating the city’s second protest, which takes place on Parliament Hill from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The event’s Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/339230162786113/
And the movement’s call to action:
Remember when the Conservatives prorogued Parliament? Remember when the Conservatives said Status of Women Canada could no longer do advocacy work? Remember when the opposition had to force the Conservatives to admit we were in a recession? Remember climate change inaction by the Conservatives? Remember Bill C-10? Remember broken promises and ignoring the treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples?
Now see what they’ve done with the robocalls and the subversion of democracy?
Join together on March 11th at 12 noon to show your opposition to the Conservative government! Join others across the country calling out against the actions of the Conservative government! We’re going to rally then march!
Other robo-call rallies across Canada: