Sunday, January 24, 2010

Proroguing protests

Have been reading the coverage of the protests against proroguing of parliament and I am underwhelmed at the numbers. A total of only 25,000 people across the country turned out to protests.

  • Victoria - 1500
  • Vancouver - 1000
  • Ottawa - 3500
  • Toronto - 3000
  • Halifax - 500
  • Edmonton - 250
  • Montreal - 500
  • London UK - 20

I know that in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria you can get this size of crowd at the drop of a hat to almost any protest - I have been part of organizing ones in all three cities for different issues.

The very low turn out of what looks to be the typical protest crowd says to me that there the issue is not resonating with Canadians.
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