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News :: Organizing
Coward Bush to speak in Halifax, not in Parliament - Greet Him in Halifax!
25 Nov 2004
Time to get rolling out to Halifax.
Fears of being booed are one reason why U.S. President George W. Bush will be giving a speech in Halifax next week and not to a joint session of Parliament.

"We didn't see the need and, frankly, we didn't want to be booed. There are other, better venues," one U.S. official told The Canadian Press on Wednesday.

A White House spokesman said that Bush's agenda has not been finalized but confirmed he would not address Parliament.

While it's not clear what the president's agenda will be in Halifax, he is expected to thank the Canadian navy for their contributions to the war in the war on terror. Bush may also thank the people of Halifax, Moncton and Newfoundland and Labrador who took in thousands of stranded tourists after the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.

U.S. officials were reportedly worried about Bush speaking to an angry audience on Parliament Hill. But considering Canada's most notorious anti-Bush MP, former Liberal Carolyn Parrish, had promised to behave if Bush came to Parliament, their concerns may have been unwarranted.

Bush will travel to Halifax next Wednesday after a working visit with Prime Minister Paul Martin in Ottawa Tuesday.

After lunching with the prime minister, Bush will hold a joint news conference with Martin before attending a dinner in his honour at the Museum of Civilization.

Peace activists promise to converge on Ottawa during Bush's visit to protest the ongoing Iraq war.

While Bush has been to Canada twice before, to attend events like the Summit of the Americas meeting in Quebec City and the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alta, this will be his first official working visit to Canada.

Trade issues, border security and the war on terror are considered to be the main issues for discussion.

At the APEC summit in Chile on the weekend, Bush promised to set the wheels in motion to open the U.S. border to live Canadian cattle again.

However, International Trade Minister Jim Peterson spoke Tuesday of a possible trade war with the U.S. over something called the Byrd Amendment.

That allows countervailing duties paid by foreign companies -- in this case, Canadian softwood lumber companies -- to be paid to American firms.

The World Trade Organization has declared this to be illegal, but the U.S. has refused to stop so far.

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Suggested link on getting transportation to Nova Scotia:

http://explore.ca/vacation/gethere.shtml
See also:
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1101319910705_96729110/?hub=Canada

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You on the Left Dare to Call Bush A Coward
25 Nov 2004
Dear Nutbags,

I am certain that Bush is not afraid of a little leftist whining. God knows, he hears it in his own country all of the time.

The fact is, that the Canadian Parliment and their unwillingness to fight with us as well as their propensity to work against us, simply does not deserve the presence of the President of the United States. You kinda have to earn it. Get it?

Jack
Your wrong, Jack Ryan, Bush is a fucking coward.
25 Nov 2004
Bush's own spokespersons stated that Bush feared being "boohed." Additionally, Canada did help the U.S. (and shouldn't have). Bush plans on thanking them for the help in Halifax.

Bush has not heard dissent in the U.S. He has done everything he can, even illegally, to prevent the sound of dissent from reaching his ears or the sight of dissent from reaching his eyes. His SS has created pens to hold protesters rather than allowing them to exercize their first amendment right to free speech.

Canada is doing Bush a favor by allowing him to enter their country. Bush is fit for jail, not Parliament. Most probably he fears being arrested. I doubt they would allow his full contigent of thugs into Parliament.

So, NUTBAG, try reading for a while.

Bush is not our President.
"Coward," I dare to say much more than "Coward" to the liar.
25 Nov 2004
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