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Ottawa Grans at National Day of Protest against Bill C-51

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Actions

Ottawa Grans at National Day of Protest against Bill C-51

A large, energetic crowd of around 1000 came out to protest Bill C-51, the so-called “anti-terrorism” bill that will virtually bring the secret police and wide suppression of peaceful protest to Canada.  The Raging Grannies were there to sing about the bill and were asked to sing it again.  Check out the video and check out the words.

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A Plea for Toilets in the LRT Stations.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Actions

A Plea for Toilets in the LRT Stations.

The Ottawa Raging Grannies came out in numbers to a meeting of the City Environment Committee where the budget was being discussed.  Our purpose was  to sing in favour of public toilets in the new LRT stations. We are concerned with the cost of retrofitting the LRT stations with toilets, since it is much cheaper to do it right the first time. Our main purpose was to address the environmental cost of a lack of public toilets. As Granny Ria Heynen, stated: “I frequently use the bus transit station at Lincoln Fields. The smell in both the elevators is overwhelming. With no public toilet,...

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Ottawa Grans infiltrate Canadian Club lunch where President of Energy East Pipeline was speaking.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Actions

Ottawa Grans infiltrate Canadian Club lunch where President of Energy East Pipeline was speaking.

Armed with two banners and four tickets at $40 each (senior rate), members of the Ottawa Raging Grannies infiltrated a Canadian Club lunch where the corporate group gathered to hear the President of Energy East, Francois Poirer, praise the pipeline.  The grannies wanted to bring a different message to the crowd and to the press.  During his speech, Grannies Bessa, Gale, Jo and Ria stood, unfurled banners smuggled inside their purses, and walked silently to stand in front of the speaker.  The banners said “You can’t drink oil” and “Stop Energy East”.  ...

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Ottawa Raging Grannies join environmental groups in Energy East Pipeline protest.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Actions

Ottawa Raging Grannies join environmental groups in Energy East Pipeline protest.

The Premiers meeting in the Delta Hotel was too much to resist as a venue for protesting the Ottawa East Pipeline, particularly making the point that the Elephant in the Room is climate change.  Along with Ecology Ottawa, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada and 350.org, we turned up with a large elephant and elephant signs.   Bessa, Gale, Jo, Leslie Anne, Linda, Martha, Pat, Ria, and Terrie all braved the windy, cold day to hold our signs and sing two songs created just for the occassion:  “There’s an elephant in the room” and “The elephant in the room.”...

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Ottawa Grans at Climate Justice Fast

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Actions

Ottawa Grans at Climate Justice Fast

For the third year, a group of activists have fasted on Parliament Hill while engaging in conversations with MPs and others on the importance of climate change action.  Check them out at climatefast.ca/. This year, the Ottawa Raging Grannies came to show support and sing about pipelines.  We were holding a garden hose with a sign that said “This pipeline is too big!! You can’t drink...

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A monument has popped up on the Supreme Court grounds

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Actions

A monument has popped up on the Supreme Court grounds

Front of Harper’s Bus A view of Harper’s Bus Side of Harper’s Bus Back of Harper’s Bus A few of the victims. OTTAWA :  11 am, 26 September, 2014, Grounds of the Supreme Court of Canada The Ottawa Raging Grannies have constructed a monument to all victims “thrown under the bus” by the Harper government. The large blue cardboard bus is labelled Monument to the Victims of C, and popped up near the proposed site of a...

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