Below is my appeal to newly-appointed Conservative senator and former Ottawa Police chief, Vernon White, to resign. I mailed the letter to the senator on March 14, 2012. On the same day, I started an indefinite hunger strike against the Conservative government’s cruel new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act” (Bill C10).
Why the senator’s resignation is the second most important of my hunger strike demands…
This journal entry covers days 41, 42, 43 and 44 (April 23, 24, 25 and 26) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act” (Bill C-10). Before I started the peaceful protest on March 14, I prepared my body through a feast-and-famine practice regimen that started in mid-January. Through plenty of water, regular glasses of orange juice and a fortified soy drink, and measured doses of sugar and salt, my body has been able to slow down muscular atrophy (the wasting or loss of muscle tissue).
But now my health has deteriorated significantly.