By Aaron Wherry - Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 70 Comments
Aslam took three friends into the meeting with her, including another woman who was kicked out of the April 3 rally. ”I feel like now I’m more angry. We didn’t even get an ‘I’m personally sorry for you’,” Aslam said.
Aslam says she has already voted in an advance poll, but wouldn’t say how she’d voted. Pressed by a reporter, she said her complaint Sunday was about Harper as a person rather than as a leader. ”I’m not saying [that] I’m not thrilled with his policies and his ideas, but personally, him as a person, honestly, if I kicked you out of my house for no reason, I would apologize,” she said.
By Aaron Wherry - Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM - 44 Comments
This is the week that was.
The Liberals tabled their platform (which included some democratic reforms). The Conservatives tabled their platform (which includes billions in new cuts they haven’t figured out yet) And the Greens tabled their platform too
The Conservatives deemed Awish Aslam (among others) unwelcome. The NDP showed off a photo of Ms. Aslam standing near Jack Layton. The Liberals told Mr. Harper to stop creeping. Mr. Harper deferred to his staff. And then hypothetically apologized. Continue…
By Aaron Wherry - Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM - 122 Comments
Stephen Harper’s press secretary is offering to set up a meeting between Mr. Harper and the young woman ejected from a Conservative event this week. The NDP meanwhile has sent out the following picture and note.
Stephen Harper didn’t want Awish Aslam at his London rally this week. Awish Aslam, a second-year political science student at the University of Western Ontario, told reporters she and a friend were trying to attend a Sunday rally with Harper when they were asked to leave by an RCMP officer.
Jack Layton had no such problem at his rally in London. That’s Canadian Leadership.