The rally in Kingston was a huge success. The town hall meeting beforehand was standing room only, and was represented by a cross section of ages and political stripes.
I actually found enough courage to speak ... yeah ... just announcing my debate Monday on The Current.
I was hoping to get some input from people attending today's event. The journalist I will be debating suggests that the media created this and that Canadians don't really care about the prorogation or the Afghan detainee issue.
I can assure you that everyone there was concerned about both.
One woman I spoke with said that she was 77 years old and this was the first time she was ever compelled to attend a protest rally. Several stated that they became active after last year's prorogation. Another mentioned that she really wanted to get involved in politics and I directed her to several of the local candidates and riding association members.
I really wanted this to be non-partisan, stressing instead the need for people to get involved in the political process.
I saw that today.
The highlight was a concert by the Raging Grannies, or rather a sing along. It was great. They belong to the Ottawa group and you can visit their website here.
You can also download the words to their songs here. I think I'm going to have to post more on this group. They are very inspirational.