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Group Plans Anti-Prorogation March in Winnipeg

January 22, 2010 10:25 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Canadians fed up with the federal government being on a constant holiday will rally Saturday in downtown Winnipeg.

The National Day of Action by Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament will make its way through downtown with a march and eventually end up at the University of Winnipeg, a Facebook group said.

Organizers have slated the rally to begin at 1 p.m. at the U of W, with a number of speakers scheduled to attend. The march will head over to the Manitoba Legislature, and then back to the university for hot chocolate.

Over 40 similar rallies are planned to take place in other parts of Canada, including four international events.

The group is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to resume parliament sooner than March 3. Critics say the dismissal was simply a ploy to avoid the hard issues facing the country.

Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the event in Winnipeg tomorrow.