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MP for Winnipeg Centre / Instagram: leahgazanMP. Media Contact: leah@leahgazan.ca ✉️ Sign-up for our E-Newsletter! https://t.co/lmvs5W6Gbe
Feb 14 9 tweets 2 min read
1/9 February 14 marks the Annuall Memorial March in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls & 2SLGBTQQIA. It is also a day to lift up grassroots efforts, the voices of survivors of violence, communities and family members who have lost loved ones to this genocide. 2/9 This is an important day to demonstrate our strength, resiliency and collective power in the face of systems, rooted in colonial violence, that continue to place us at greater risk for violence.
Feb 13 7 tweets 1 min read
1/7 (thread) This is not a peaceful protest. It is an illegal occupation and the use of the Canadian Charter by those in positions of authority to justify inaction is problematic. 2/7 Invoking Charter Rights does not give individuals or groups the right to break the Rule of Law , which includes respecting court injunctions, by-laws, and the rights and freedoms of others.
Feb 12 5 tweets 1 min read
1/5 The occupation is not a working-class uprising, and in fact, is anti-worker. 1,500 retail workers have been impacted at the Rideau Centre after the mall was forced to close due to extreme harassment by maskless occupation participants. 2/5 Polo park is also under similar threat in light of the maskless protest planned to take over the mall, which could potentially result in workers having to go home, in turn losing pay.
Feb 11 4 tweets 1 min read
1/4 This is not a peaceful occupation of tricks and vehicles. It is harming residents in downtown Ottawa, my constituency of Winnipeg Centre, and elsewhere in Canada. We have even witnessed harassment of staff and clients at the Women’s Health Clinic in downtown Winnipeg. 2/4 Organizers have been talking about driving slowly in circles around Ottawa schools, a Steinbach school went into lockdown yesterday due to anti-mandate protests outside. Constant honking (including a train horn in Winnipeg) that’s akin to sonic torture.