Proroguing protest slated for Saturday - Metro US

Proroguing protest slated for Saturday

Armed with a petition and hopes of a reversal decision, a group of Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament is rallying together for change.

Having used social media Twitter and Facebook, event organizer Scott Payne said over 500 people in the group are concerned with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to suspend Parliament until after the Olympics.

“We’re not happy with the decision and we feel that Harper is acting in an anti-democratic fashion,” Payne said. “I think it’s important people have a chance to get engaged and voice our concerns.”

Payne and the group will deliver a signed petition to Harper’s office in south Calgary on Saturday.

“In an ideal situation, the government would go back to work on Monday like they were supposed to. But we’re not naive and know that likely won’t happen.”

Payne isn’t sure how many people will attend the event, but he invited others out at 1 p.m. to Harper’s riding office, which is located at 1,600-90th Ave. SW.

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