Edit: Due to the unforeseen passing of Peter Lougheed, it has been requested that Occupy Edmonton does not march to the Legislature on Sunday, where families will be mourning. Instead, Occupy Edmonton will march downtown and return to Canada Place, where speakers will take the podium at 3:15 PM.
Edmonton, Alberta, September 13, 2012: Occupy Edmonton is calling for all concerned Canadians to meet at Canada Place (9700 Jasper Avenue) at 2:00 PM on September 16th, to form a visible expression of non-Confidence in the current Harper government. Following this assembly, there will be a march downtown and back to Canada Place, where speakers will take the stage at 3:15 PM. “Real democracy requires consistent citizen participation. We’re coming together to defend what it is to be Canadian,” said David Laing. “With other cities across the country, we’re marching for the many concerns affecting all Canadian citizens.”
The event coincides with the opening of Parliament on Monday, in which from September 15th-17th, citizens in over a dozen Canadian cities will hold actions to show their frustration with the policy decisions of the current Harper government. Globally, the events also mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, which falls on September 17th.
Occupy Edmonton is a social justice group dedicated to strengthening Edmonton communities through direct action and participatory frameworks. More information can be found on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/OccupyEdmonton or at http://occupyedmonton.org/