Today, a crowd of several hundred people had gathered in front of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s constituency office to protest the illegal taxes he has imposed on Ontario taxpayers, disguised as ‘eco-fees’.
The photos speak for themselves:
There was a visible – put very polite and respectful police presence. Their only concern seemed to be that nobody got run over by the many cars driving by (and mostly honking). One could not help but get the impression that they kind of agreed with the protesters!
The above picture is across the street from Dalton McGuilty’s office – the parking lot in the ratty-little strip mall where he has his office was too small to hold the protest, so it spilled across the street (no sidewalk there) and even into the near side street!
Dalton McGrinchy himself made an appearance!
With his trusty ECO-VAC, he was vacuuming everyone’s money!
The reporters/media just LOVED Dalton McGrinchy!
OK – I am a really really bad reporter – I don’t even know the names of the people who organized it , or most of the speakers. However, I did recognize CFRA’s popular Rob Snow, who really got the crowd whipped up!
By this point, it had begun to rain – a little.
Then, somebody (OK, Jessica) made a discovery: David McGuinty, Dalton’s brother and a Liberal MP for this riding, was sitting in his car in the parking lot!
While we all concluded that even Dalton’s brother supports this protest, once his identity had been revealed, he drove away bravely. Due to the rain, the picture I got turned out too foggy to use… Sorry!
It was quite a crowd: young and old and in-between!
Dalton McGuinty was unavailable for comment: rather than coming to the protest and facing the music, he chose to go on holiday….on our dime!