Thursday, 29 March 2012

Budget Day Demonstration

Today was Budget Day for the Federal Government of Canada. Along with many of my fellow civil servants, I took part in a noon-hour demonstration to tell the government that we disapprove of cuts to services that help Canadians. This is my friend Kristen, showing her "Standing Together for our public services" sign.

There were quite a few demonstrators taking part. People have often asked me what it is like to be a civil servant right now, at a time when the government has been saying it will bring in a lot of cuts. My answer is that it has been rather stressful, but most of the time I am too busy at my job to think about it. However, it felt good today to stand together with my colleagues and let the government know that we oppose cutting services that are important to Canadians. After about half an hour, the demonstration was over and we all went back inside and back to work.


frannie said...

I was thinking about you and your job. Were you among that noisy throng that arrived later, around 4:00? Poor Robert Fife was trying to talk and all the cameras were racing away to film the crowd scene. I had to keep switching from CBC to CTV.

Knatolee said...

Kudos to you for taking action!! And I hope all will be well with your job. This government disgusts me.

Evlyn said...

Frannie - no, I was only in a small demonstration at noon on the Gatineau side of the river. But I am sure there will be more demonstrations in the future and, unfortunately, they may get noisier.

Knatolee - thanks for the moral support. I will do my best to keep fighting.