Re: “Pushing away the people,” Dec. 21.
So we support people’s right to demonstrate in Benghazi and we support people’s right to protest against Assad in Syria, but to hell with the right to protest at the Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings in Victoria in January.
That someone has the audacity to think they can bar spectators from a meeting held on the taxpayers’ dime lest we might exercise our constitutional right makes my blood boil.
Everybody who cares about democracy should show up to protest as many days as they are able and refuse to board the bus to the other hotel for spectators. Ever heard the term “free speech zone”? What about “if you don’t use it you lose it”?
If we do nothing and go along with it, it will just encourage government to bar spectators from more hearings, depriving us of our civil rights. So whether you are for or against the pipeline, let’s unite and give them an unmistakable message this is not some communist country were people can’t protest.
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