Friday, January 22, 2010

Illustration- Democracy?

Here's one of the illustrations that I did today. I was getting more and more angry as I was sketching away. The only thought that came across my mind was the issue of the prorogued Canadian Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper suspended the parliament on December 30, 2009, until March 3, 2010. His action killed more than 30 bills, which include issues in regard to unemployment, job creation, pension, and the environment. In addition, it also allows the Conservatives to take control of the Senate when they return by appointing five new members. Harper's reason for proroguing the parliament is to focus on the economy. Blah blah blah, I am not going to get into the details, instead I have posted the links to some of the articles below. I am extremely outraged by this issue, so are many others in the country. Protests have been organized for this Saturday, January 23, throughout the entire nation and a Facebook group has been created.

More info:
No Prorogue!
Article from CBC
Article from The Economist
Article from The Globe and Mail


MC said...

This is great David! said...

nice illustration.