Date(s) - 30/05/2012
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
On Tuesday, May 28, I started taking my indefinite crime Bill C10 hunger strike to Parliament Hill. Every day, from 12pm to 5pm, I’ll protest on the steps to Parliament. The main goal of this “final push” is to get a response from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. I also hope to embolden MPs to give the government’s other disagreeable laws such as Bill C-31 and Bill C-38 the real sober second thought they deserve.
On March 27, I delivered a letter regarding my peaceful protest against Canada’s new draconian crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. The letter, addressed to Harper, the Parliament of Canada, the leaders of all elected parties, all MPs and senators, was delivered through Ottawa Centre NDP MP, Paul Dewar. It explained my hunger protest and asked Parliament to repeal Bill C-10, and fulfill four other demands. As of today May 29, 2012, the 77th day of my hunger protest, only Liberal senator Joan Fraser has responded.
If necessary, on Monday, June 4th, I’ll escalate the protest by switching to a water-only hunger protest.