So I was at the G20 Rally…Why I’m so proud to be a Canadian today! Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – June 27, 2010 VIDEO

So I was at the G20 Rally…Why I’m so proud to be a Canadian today! Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – June 27, 2010 VIDEO

Cornwall ON – I love Canada.  I love being Canadian.   Yesterday was an historic day in our country.   I know many of you have seen titillating images of a burning police car or two, and some broken windows, but standing in the midst of the 20,000 + people attending the rally in Queens Park you felt little tension.

It was a peaceful rally.  You could talk with the police and there clearly wasn’t a lot of that “something’s about to happen” look on their faces.   The crowd was there to vent.  They were there to have their say.

The sad thing is that I’m not so sure anyone is listening?   They’re too busy building fake lakes, posing for photo ops, and playing one upmanship games with our cheque books!

It also was an excuse for about any group to have their moment and try and get their message out.   You had Greenpeace, Oxfam, Unions of all types as well as fringe political parties, and movements from the Tamil’s to Free Tibet.

I think Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo summed up many of the thoughts of those protesting.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myCbOmxwUfo

It was a party in the park and I’m proud that there were no incidents at Queens park.  I watched as the officers peddled away en masse heading off to where a group of masked attackers marred the day.

We were chatting that it must’ve been very hard for the police at the event as they were there to protect the protesters as well as the area; not an easy mix.

The Free Marc Emery people had their spot too.

Dylan McMullin sings his Marc Emery Tribute song.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RztRgrnxn6I

They chose not to march in the rally as they shared they were concerned of potentially being involved in any disturbances.   They smoked their green, wore their flags, and had their say to those that came to them.

We’ll be doing a few stories about the day and some surrounding stories.  If you have any photos, videos, comments from the day if you were there feel free to email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com and you can post your comments below as well.

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Michel Gourd
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Over $ 1 billion in gas on the fire Looking at the G8 and G20 summits with the wrong values, Canada spent over $ 1 billion, hoping to avoid the violent protests that marred recent gatherings of these global forums in Pittsburgh and London. The challenge was open to all contestants. Come and test yourself! There was a big self-esteem reward to the ones able to beat the $ 1 billion security labyrinth. So, not surprisingly, downtown Toronto was in chaos Saturday as roving bands of G20 protesters smashed windows and set fire to police vehicles. Protester with masks and… Read more »
Russell Barth
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this was a set up

and the public got suckered right into it

Grimalot
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Yep, it was a set up. What should have happened is nothing, and show up the governments for being so ballistically stupid for spending so much on this. But again, the real criminals are the government for throwing it in Toronto to begin with. And as you said Russell, the public got suckered right into it..

Jason H
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Yay…. violence = more funding for police. Shouldn’t a civilized society need less and less police officers? More funding for police should be a wake up call that something isn’t working.

Stan
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Yes Jason, unfortunately our civilized society is not so civilized!

tnpreacher555
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Looks like the great god of evolution is failing! The lie of Satan -“ye shall be gods” wasn’t true after all. Forget God, forsake God, turn away from obeying His Holy Word what happens? God does not sit idly by while His creation seeks to cast Him off. No, He sends judgment. Not the fire and brimstone kind of judgment (not yet that is, that is reserved for the Great Tribulation period to come), but the type of judgment whereby God removes the restraints upon the hearts of wicked sinners. God punishes sinners by allowing them to commit more sin!… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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Jamie: it is not just the hoodlums that God gives over to a reprobate mind. It is the educated, the well refined, like those in Rom 1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” All those systems of political ideology that you listed – “Communist party, the Socialists, Marxists Leninists, and a slew of religious types” boast in their godlessness, and simply they are the blind leading the blind – no light at all. There is no salvation in the political process. Political fools becoming bigger and better political fools as they try to change the system without God… Read more »
Drew Albert Stanford
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The bible says alot of things. Ex 21: “And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.” (how much is your daughter worth Tnpreacher?) Lev:21:18-21 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; No man that… Read more »
Daniel Dufresne
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Those who did the carnage has I call it weren’t protesters, they were just there to cause problems period and make everyone else like you look bad and they did accomplish their goals to a certain extent and they also proved that all this money that was spent on security was a waste. Koodo’s to you and the folks who were with you for doing this peacefully.

smee
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Jamie
You are right it was a good rally; it went to prove people cannot come together on a common ground for a common goal. So long as we remain interested in only our own opinions the man will always win. They did again at this summit. A 3 day vacation at our expense

Grimalot
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Says a lot about our government,

http://www.thestar.com/article/829546–slim-chance-affected-businesses-will-get-help

So they throw it in the dumbest city ever to throw it in, and then they give a big shaft to affected business’. Another reason they need to be turfed and new rules brought in when such big events are to take place.

tnpreacher555
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Drew Albert Standford – Were you under the influence when you looked up these Bible verses? “Reefer Madness” – see link http://en.video.canoe.tv/video/classic-film-chest/featured-classics/21520193001/ Any serious Bible student understands the difference between Old Testament times and New Testament. Different times, different law, and different applications. By the way, I am not a Jew living in the Promise Land, so such verses really don’t apply to me. And for your liberal socialistic view of Luke 3:11 – you missed the whole point – repent and turn from sin is the message and application, as one prepares to receive the coming King of Kings… Read more »
willie191
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Jamie, it’s seems what the general public saw on television, wasn’t the same as what you saw??????????

Stan
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willie191 depends on which filter you look through. Polls on CTV show us that 85% condone the police action while 15% were against it.

smee
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and the police have filmed all actions. could be interesting with so called victims claiming rights infringments

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