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Deb Matthews’ Garden Party (with a rural Ontario flavour)

IMG_0416Yesterday afternoon we protested in London with a whole FIVE people at Health Minister/Deputy Premier Deb Matthews’ swanky garden party. I suppose if it were a meek five it would have been rather boring…..it was far from that though.

We chanted, educated, made the Liberals cringe for about an hour and a half on that hot afternoon. Deb stayed in the centre of the yard, surrounded by ‘her people’.

IMG_0418Her aide came out early on (before we got going vocally) and said he was glad to see were “respectful” and not like some of those people you see (ahem…) chanting and yelling on TV against turbines (I know, don’t laugh too hard – we were in dresses- he didn’t recognize us!).

I looked him in the eye and said, “You see those people on the front of the paper protesting wind turbines?”

“Yeah…?” he says, glancing up. Read the rest of this entry

Dr. Arlene King(pin)

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Hello…Deb? Can we talk wind turbines & health?

We made a visit to Heath Minister Deb Matthews’ office on Nov 2nd after the protest on McGuinty in London. She wasn’t there, but the police were, and they (this is funny) told us we couldn’t go up the sidewalk to her door because it was ‘private property’. That went over real well with us. Anyhow, we already knew where she WAS…. ’cause we just so happened to chase her across the street behind the London Convention Centre, calling her name. When she caught sight of us (she looked frightened…of what?) she scurried across the road with her assistant, safely into the Hilton… and the cop car screeched his car in front of us, and that was that. Really, how scarey do we look? I wrote a note to tape on her door asking that she gives us a call so we can meet, but you guessed it, no call back. Should have asked her to a ribbon cutting or something, eh?