Vintage Voice!

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

Last weekend’s Convoy for Freedom protest in Ottawa was supported by some and dissed by others.  Whichever side you fall on, at least in Canada we can protest.  One of our past writers contributed this pair of protest pieces.

My protest is your protest.  Sandra Livingston counters the criticisms of a Tamil protest in Toronto. “It’s all well and good to say that protests should never impede a society’s function. But oh how we’d be congratulating ourselves if massive civil disobedience had brought cities to their knees and crippled the early days of Hitler’s sway, or forced the Rwandan genocide to a halt.”  On the Hill – Protest This, May 18, 2009.

The skinny on sealskin at the 2010 Olympics.  Livingston weighs in on a politically hot topic.  “Well, MPs from all parties did agree unanimously to a motion this week, but once again we’re left wondering about the unique brand of lunacy that seems to pervade Parliament Hill.”  On the Hill – Showing Some (Seal) Skin, May 8, 2009.