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Waiting for a 2015 election is not an option for me

Weekly anti-Harper protest in downtown Halifax

by Robert Devet

Each Monday at noon Krista Simon and Ryan Reilly can be found at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park.  Momentum is building, they believe.  Photo Robert Devet
Each Monday at noon Krista Simon and Ryan Reilly can be found at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park. Momentum is building, they believe. Photo Robert Devet
"We should be alarmed and angry at our very core every day," Krista Simon tells the Halifax Media Co-op.  Photo Robert Devet
"We should be alarmed and angry at our very core every day," Krista Simon tells the Halifax Media Co-op. Photo Robert Devet

K'JIPUKTUK, HALIFAX - Many people are not overly fond of Harper and don't particularly like what his government is doing to Canada.

For Krista Simon and Ryan Reilly it goes deeper.

"We should be alarmed and angry at our very core every day," Simon tells the Halifax Media Co-op.

Health care, social justice, the environment, our ability to vote, all are being jeopardized by the Harper government, Simon argues.

We caught up with Simon and Reilly at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park, near the gate of the Pubic Gardens. That's where they can usually be found each Monday from 12 to 1 PM, holding signs and talking to passers-by.

"I come here every Monday to make people aware that Canada is in crisis under the Harper government," says Simon. "Waiting for a 2015 election is not an option for me."

"I am at a loss of what to actually do as one human being. My intention is to raise awareness, talk to people who drop by, try to get a growing awareness going, at least locally, and then across Canada, and then bring it to Ottawa," says Simon.

Simon and Reilly helped organize the local Million Mask March late last year, and worked together on an anti-corruption rally earier this year. That's when the idea of weekly protests was born.

"Each Monday we are here and more and more people talk to us," says Simon.

Weekly updates can be found on the groups Facebook page.

Reilly tells the Halifax Media Co-op that more is in store.

"We will be occupying the Commons from May 1st to 4th," says Reilly. "We will be camping out day and night, there will be marches, all kinds of events."

 

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