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UPDATE: Comox direct action group’s ‘post-it’ action at MP’s office

Gwyn Frayne

Gwyn Frayne

The Peaceful Direct Action Coalition (which has as a founding member the Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter) writes in the Comox Valley Record, “Building on Friday’s (Sept. 23) successful town hall meeting, attended by approximately 500 people and featuring Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and civil rights lawyer Leo McGrady, the Peaceful Direct Action Coalition presented a workshop on civil disobedience at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay on Saturday (which was attended by) about 150 Comox Valley residents…”

“As part of the hands-on credo of the coalition, participants organized a colourful parade to the offices of MLA Don McRae (the provincial Liberal minister of agriculture) and MP John Duncan (the federal Conservative minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development). Accompanied by songs, drums and chants, participants put up hundreds of multi-coloured post-it notes on their windows, each bearing a message. Many had to do with the proposed Raven coal mine, but dozens of other concerns were expressed, ranging from unlimited growth to Stephen Harper’s foreign policy.”

Comox Valley chapter activist Gwyn Frayne says, “With 13 local organizations already on board and more planning to join, all levels of government will sit up and take notice that so many people in the Comox Valley are coming to a town hall and a workshop about civil disobedience.”

For the blog on Barlow speaking at the town hall meeting in Comox Valley last week, go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10714. For a blog on the Raven coal mine, see http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10089.