UPDATE JUNE 27 2014
No Organized Program is Confirmed for This Event
For all of you in the Vancouver area, there is an opportunity to make yourselves heard to our Minister of National Revenue, Kerry-Lynne D Findlay. As Minister, she is directly responsible for the FINA Committee and the passage of Part 5 of the Omnibus Bill C-31.
There are a couple of activities that present themselves – first there is a citizenship ceremony on the Main Stage from 8:30-9:30 am. While it may be a good idea to be respectful as this is a Canadian ceremony, any new Canadians who are also USCs or USPs may not be aware of what is going on.
The Parade marches off at 10am sharp from Garry Point Park and winds through the streets of Steveston past the Community Centre to Railway Avenue. I have been told that the Minister, who is the MP for this area, attends this every year.
If anyone wants to volunteer to organize this, please let me know or else post a comment indicating that. While it is too late to apply for a permit, people could gather in pairs, spread out to voice their disdain for what is going on. Some of our previous protests were quite small and yet, had an impact.
I looked for past posters in our media files and came up with the three below.
And this post has many suggestions for slogans.
Go for it!