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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brigette DePape travels to Alberta to “Stop Harper’s Gang”

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| Picture credit: clip from The Alberta Election Results, In Photos by Huffpost

The former Senate page Brigette DePape, who made headlines by holding up a “stop Harper” sign in parliament last June, travelled all the way from Ottawa to Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith’s home riding of High River, Alta. to hold up another sign, this one saying “Stop Harper’s Gang.”

Readers will remember that this is the same young activist who stood in protest during the June 2011 throne speech in the Senate, holding a sign that read, “Stop Harper!”

Such a clever girl, eh?

This shameful action earned Ms. DePape a prompt dismissal from the Canadian Senate Page Program—participants are expected to act in a non-partisan manner and not disrupt parliamentary proceedings—and got her international notice: her protest was featured in a front-cover illustration for a book, Contempt of Parliament, which was published in Ireland earlier this year.

In a subsequent interview, Ms. DePape is reported to have said, “Harper’s agenda is disastrous for this country and for my generation.”

Really? Such arrogance and in one so young. While Canada receives international praise—from far and wide—for its high quality of governance and its prudent fiscal management, this young woman condemns the government’s agenda as “disastrous,” and shows the utter contempt with which she, apparently, holds our parliamentary traditions.

And Ms. DePape’s arrogance, apparently, knows no bounds. Not content to allow Alberta voters to make up their own minds, she travels to that province to protest against the Wildrose party, saying Wildrose policies are more extreme than those of the federal Conservatives.

My guess is Albertans are quite capable of making their own voting decisions without gratuitous advice from outsiders, especially from one who recently thumbed her proverbial nose at one of our major democratic institutions, and now stands as a virtual poster-girl for contempt of parliament.

God preserve us from self-righteous leftists.

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

24 comments :

  1. Leftists ?
    (facepalm)

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  2. You forgot to mention this government is also praised for silencing, suppressing (and now cutting off altogether) scientists in troublesome departments such as Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans...

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    1. And what, Anon, does the Wild Rose party have to do with any of that?

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    2. And it was about time they were silenced and suppressed.What good was their work if they always lied about the results.We don,t need leftover Liberal Greenies lying to the Canadian public.And if their skills were no longer needed,what is the problem.If only they would have been honest about global warming,but no they had to follow the mantra of GORE/Suzuki/Dion ..It pays to be honest,you get to keep your job.And I might add I could do a better job predicting increases in CO2 and the rising of the Ocean,s...HOW ABOUT ZERO & ZERO and I did not have to go to college to predict that.Case closed.

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    3. More like: mind closed.

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  3. Hilarious. Your article I mean. Good satire.

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  4. She could be Pierre Poutine,and I mean that,or she had something to do with the Poutine affair.

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  5. She's just a kid, and getting too much attention. She's probably been brainwashed and programmed by her lefty parents: she's a robo-page!

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  6. Young people speaking out, oh the nerve. I guess there is one good thing about the extreme right (Wildrose and CPC), I heard my son say for the first time, he's 29, I just may have to get out and vote. If the right wing nut jobs can get him out to vote, I will take it as as sliver lining, homophobes, bigots, et al.

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    1. Your hateful comment is very bigoted, but I congratulate your homosexual son for finally figuring out he has a vote now that he is approaching 30.

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    2. Yes another hidden gem from the left comes out of hiding and graces us with his almighty wisdom.I think another 29 years in his parents basement is in order.

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  7. Wonder who covered her expenses?

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  8. Why is she dressed in a senate page costume, when it is not Oct 31st. She is impersonating a Senate Page. Who else is she impersonating or acting for.

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  9. She looks like the girl off of the munsters.

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  10. How is this even news? People like you even writing this is extending her 15 minutes beyond anything she deserved.

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  11. That page really has the blank, brainwashed, useful idiot look all lefties seem to develope. It's pathetic really. I'm sure she doesn't have any idea who's dupe she actually is.

    I don't wonder who paid her but the bill will be picked up by taxpayers along with the rest of Redford's expenditures - like paying off the unions for the votes.

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  12. In Quebec she would be charged for holding that sign in a public place.

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  13. If for nothing else, it is only in English.

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  14. such a stupid young girl.

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  15. I don't supposed she rode her bike out there? otherwise shouldn't she be in re-education camp for crimes against the planet?
    and Tsiehta calling wildrose & cpc extreme right just shows how idiotic people like you really are.

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  16. Have sign and woman`s tuxedo suit - Will travel.

    She is perfectly suited and ready to answer the call as a Little Ceasar`s "Hot & Ready" sidewalk sign holder.

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  17. I disagree, being young myself. If no one else will raise awareness to prevent Harper from taking our freedoms, why not her? She can vote can she not? We have the right to free speech, do we not? I don't see anything wrong with her speaking her mind.

    If Conservatives want to go out and protest they are welcome to it. It's not like only liberals are allowed to hold signs.

    The young and educated are growing in numbers. Harper shouldn't last long.

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  18. Lot of negatives in this article. The only positive I see is what I see. The STOP HARPER'S GANG sign. As my old pappy used to say, "keep you mouth shut and no one will never know how much of a fool you really are. Guess this applies to the authour of this article, eh.

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