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    Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    A page of the Canadian senate by the name of Brigette DePape was fired for displaying an anti-Harper sign, in the middle of the Senate Floor... during the Governor Generals speech from the Throne! She was immediately fired and barred from Parliament Hill.


    "This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces."

    A release from Senate Speaker Noël Kinsella said the page's actions constituted a contempt of Parliament.

    "All employees of the Senate are expected to serve the institution in a non-partisan manner, with competence, excellence, efficiency and objectivity," Kinsella said. "The incident raises serious security concerns which the Senate will fully investigate."
    This is a priceless act of awesomeness, and she is now in my book of people that did something godly. I don't now how many others think the same though ^_^

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    re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    yes, because canada is a "big boy nation!" ^_^

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    re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    yes, because canada is a "big boy nation!" ^_^
    What do you mean by that? *stares you down*
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    re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    Canadian pages, much like their American counterparts, are supposed to provide impartial, non-partisan service in exchange for the kind of learning opportunity only very few students ever experience. The page's actions on the floor of Canada's Senate were inconsistent with that fundamental responsibility. If the page had ethical issues about working in an environment in which she would be exposed to leaders who did not share her views/ideology--and Canada's political diversity guarantees such an exposure--she should not have accepted the position. Her immediate firing was wholly appropriate. Her actions were in breach of her basic responsibilities.

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    Re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    i agree with Brigette DePape that PM Stephen Harper and the politique of his political party are not doing much for Canada. many people will say that this is not the way to protest against Tory politique. so i think if she did not to this befojr the GG Johnston then perhaps nobody will hear about it. :

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    Re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    Steyn, as usual, nails it.

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    Re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    It's Canada. Who cares? I mean really? Who?

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    Re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    A page of the Canadian senate by the name of Brigette DePape was fired for displaying an anti-Harper sign, in the middle of the Senate Floor... during the Governor Generals speech from the Throne! She was immediately fired and barred from Parliament Hill.




    This is a priceless act of awesomeness, and she is now in my book of people that did something godly. I don't now how many others think the same though ^_^

    Senate page fired for anti-Harper protest - Politics - CBC News
    what did she fail to understand about her responsibilities? her firing was deserved.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Senate Page is fired for anti-Harper protest

    Ah, if we only had more 21-year-olds to tell us how the world really works.

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