December 10, 2008
Rally for Canada: Calgary Edition
Some pictures from the rally on Saturday. These were taken after the scheduled speeches in Olympic Plaza ended, and people moved over to line both sides of Macleod Trail with their signs, while passing cars honked in support.
Some views of the crowd:
As might be expected, the people were very pro-Harper:
As for the other leaders and their coalition... not so much.
This guy was somewhat unconventional in making his point:
(Note the "Free the West" sign in the background. The only other western separatist sentiment I saw was a guy handing out "Republic of Alberta" bumper stickers. Personally, I don't think the situation thus far has created any significant anti-Canada backlash. However, if the coalition somehow manages to hold together until January and actually does form government without an election, we could be in danger of it moving from "minor nuisance" to "major threat.")
Even some famous historical figures got into the act:
In a surprise move, the three coalition leaders showed up to personally make their case:
Finally, it's nice to see that the Conservatives are still getting support from the youth: