I was downtown early so I could sit outside the Parliament Pub across from Parliament Hill and read my morning e-Mail via the OGWifi Hotspot. I noticed a growing number of people who looked like they were in uniforms around the flame, so I headed over. There were many people wearing TekSavvy hats, but it turns out from conversations with Rocky Gaudrault of TekSavvy Solutions Inc. that some of these were staff, but many were happy customers that purchased and wore company garb.
Most of the speakers said what I would have expected them to say, as someone who had been hearing from these organizations for quite some time. Their message at the microphone was consistent with their messages on their websites and other speeches.
It was the politicians that offered something to think about.
I found Charlie Angus (Timmins–James Bay NDP MP) interesting in that he brought up other NDP colleges to stand with him as he spoke, and there were many other members of the NDP caucus in the crowd. This is clearly an issue that they are making their own as a caucus, and there is a plan to table a private members bill in the House of Commons today. As always, Mr Angus was very passionate about an issue that he has done quite a bit of thinking and speaking about.
A little while after the main speeches were over, and some of the media had left, Mauril B