Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Goddamn Shame

After a three-hour standoff with minor skirmishes, the tension erupted. Police said they began using tear gas, pepper spray and plastic bullets when a handful of protesters started throwing rocks and water bottles at them.

"I've heard it's nothing. A couple hundred? It's sad," Prime Minister Stephen Harper commented on the protests.

(Photo - Jonathan Hayward/CP)

You know what's even more sad, Mr. Prime Minister? The fact that in a country which makes as much money and gets as much snow as Canada, the government's primary concern is holding summits to enhance "prosperity" while ignoring the fact that there's ample resources to provide housing for our fellow citizens who find themselves living on the streets. It's not Palestine for Christ's sake.


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