March 11th, 2012, in cities and towns across the country, Canadians came out to demand a federal public inquiry into the election fraud scandal - alternately known as "Robocall" or "Robogate." Thousands have complained of irregularities during the 2011 federal election, (and the 2008 one) without proper redress from Elections Canada, the nation's press corp(se), or the RCMP. What's at stake here, the demonstrators feel, is Stephen Harper's legitimacy, and the legitimacy of the Canadian electoral process.
I went down to the demo in Victoria, B.C. to get my fair share of the views.
Welcome to the annual Gorilla Radio X-Mas Special, wherein we leave the show format's rutted path to bloviate, bellow and blatherskite on the state of the world in the year past, and sound a knell warning of what 2012 holds in store should we stay the disastrous course charted by the maniacs on the bridge.
There'll be music and such, and Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster will join in the gas-baggery too at the bottom of the hour.
But first, before beginning the wind, an annual tradition with Ini Kimoze, and all he really wanted for Christmas.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
Down we traveled to Victoria's Legislature building, braving a chill but sunny Saturday with several hundreds of Victorian's still willing to spend a couple of hours to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the health of the planet upon which we reside, however briefly.
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