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“If 10 or more of you get together as a united group you have the power to demand change to this horrible budget. If cabinet is unwilling to act, cross the floor and form the Official Opposition.”
“We can take a stand — in our presence, in our words, in our willingness to unite, in our willingness to understand why we are like we are and in the effort to decolonize and take our rightful place on and for our land.”
“We need to stand together and show that we are more than the quaint people hanging clothes in tourist commercials.”
“[T]his government did not concede anything out of ‘caring’. They were drove to their knees by the pressure from the marchers…”
“Canadians believe that Canada and the provinces can become world leaders in addressing climate change.”
“I love the fact that folks are speaking out about our lost services and our financial state, but I do feel we cannot call ourselves a compassionate people if we are not willing to stand up against Muskrat Falls.”
“Your decisions Wednesday have stoked the flames and given the movement courage and hope.”
“Let’s stop letting greed and ego cloud the vision of our future.”
“Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.’ Every act of resistance counts against this province-killing budget and this government’s destructive policies and ignorant behaviour.”
The tax on books and cuts to libraries will seriously damage the thriving literary culture in Newfoundland. These cuts will destroy the cultural hubs of communities, and show a cynicism this government needs to redress.
The Coywolves Shape-shifters — wild wolf, urban crackie and well camouflaged coyote have only recently merged as a species a hybrid that will turn colour, depending on land, sea, or sky change; they have no reservation, boundary, and breed prodigiously among us endlessly filling their own predatory veins with blood and bone entrails. I thought about what had come out of their ravenous faces when they expressed on tv or came to our places asking us to let them in but I did not expect to see such a muted lot for they lack any inhibition to suppress their lust with their thrusting of everyone and anyone who has lesser bloody money than they Don Gillis / St. John’s
“I respectfully request you use your authority to halt the present course towards disaster and dissolve the current government. Call together experts in governance and crisis management from educational and other public institutions to develop a plan for moving forward in a new direction, one that ensures input from the people of the province.”
“You can borrow my calculator if need be
It certainly won’t show you 2 + 2 equals 3.”
“The Liberal Government’s budget will not see us merely ‘falling through the cracks’ — it will be the hand that pushes us through the cracks.”
“Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it.”
“How in the name of God did it all go so unbelievably wrong? Were we all asleep at the switch?”