At the Coalition rally in Peterborough a few hours ago, before the Liberal and NDP speakers the convenor called for a minute of silence in honour of the 14 victims of the Montreal massacre and of the three latest Canadian casualties in Afghanistan (one of who was from Peterborough).
And then we all cheered all the speakers.
And when one of them attacked Harper for fanning the flames of disunity, a woman starting singing O Canada and the crowd instantly joined in with great gusto. Well, it kept us warm, at least.
And a few minutes later in a similar moment she called out "en francais this time" and we all sang O Canada in French.
And I handed out lots of "It's time to fix our voting system" leaflets.
A good rally.
06 December 2009
Meanwhile, in Montreal, no one sang O Canada