By Ryan Mallough - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 0 Comments
Here’s what you’re thinking, according to polls from the week
British Columbia: The Vancouver Canucks are ready to hit the ice, but they have a way to go to get their fans back. A poll by Insights West found that hockey support in B.C. dropped by nearly half over the course of the NHL lockout, while those who say they are not much of a fan or not a fan at all jumped from 14 per cent to 42 per cent. The poll’s accuracy will soon be put to the test.
Saskatchewan: When it comes to celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, leave the party planning to the people, say people in the prairie province. Nearly 70 per cent of residents from Saskatchewan agreed that ordinary citizens and not government should be planning Canada’s sesquicentennial festivities. Three in five Canadians feel the same way. Continue…
By Aaron Wherry - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:07 PM - 11 Comments
From Bev Oda’s scrum after QP. Continue…
By Aaron Wherry - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:04 PM - 2 Comments
From Question Period this afternoon. Continue…
By Aaron Wherry - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 12:44 PM - 53 Comments
And now the official statement from the Liberal leader’s office.
Yesterday, in collaboration with police and out of concern for public safety, Liberal Party officials intervened to help end the demonstration by Tamils on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. The protest had blocked the highway and put the safety of the protesters and innocent bystanders — including women and small children — at risk.
At no point did Liberal Members of Parliament or staff participate in yesterday’s protest.
Our Party has raised, and will continue to raise, the plight of the Tamils in Sri Lanka in the House of Commons. We will continue to demand action by the Canadian government to address the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. But the Liberal Party of Canada stands firmly against terrorism, and I restate our unequivocal condemnation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
I urge Canadian Tamils to continue raising this issue publicly, and to give it the attention it deserves. But I implore them to do so legally and safely, by working with their elected representatives and through legal means of protest, and not through demonstrations that put public safety at risk.
By Aaron Wherry - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM - 4 Comments
The NDP writes to say their guy was working the phones for two-and-a-half hours last night, speaking with police officials and representatives of the protesters. He assured demonstrators, the NDP says, that he would pressure the Prime Minister to meet with them and will continue to pursue the issue himself.