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FRIENDS OF THE USAFreedom Rallies across Canada
Free Dominion ^ | March 26, 2003 | Free Dominion

Posted on 03/26/2003 2:00:23 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border

FRIENDS OF THE USA Freedom Rallies across Canada

I felt it would be beneficial to start a main thread for rally information as so many events are spontaneously being organized.

Please post information here for any rallies that we have missed.

Many thanks to roadtofreedom for compiling and emailing this information.

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Here is a list of Freedom Rallies being organized across Canada in support of U.S. and Allied efforts in Iraq and for the liberation of the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein.

*Note we have included contact information because it seems that dates and times change but this is the latest information as of 12:00 AM March 25, 2003. For further information contact rally organizers.

Please make sure to visit the web posted information. You will be able to find rally information being posted and updated on the Free Dominion website:

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10198


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Canada; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: canada; freep; friendsofusa; iraqifreedom; march29rallies; supportourallies; thankyoucanada; troops
Won't waste time apologising for the Liberal government's atrocious and apalling behaviour (only now beginnig to see the results of long-term Liberal regime rule).

God bless the USA and your courageous stand. We're giving 'er heaps up here. Most rallies will be pulled together by the weekend.

God bless the troops.

God bless President Bush and Tony Blair!

1 posted on 03/26/2003 2:00:23 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Trouble North of the Border
http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10198

Thread all rallies will be linked to.
2 posted on 03/26/2003 2:01:15 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Trouble North of the Border
God Bless You!
3 posted on 03/26/2003 2:04:15 AM PST by bellevuesbest
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To: Trouble North of the Border
SEE?!? I keep saying it's the lot of those "Vichy Canadians" in Montreal that the others would just as soon be deported who are causing all the trouble...

Thanks for the post!

4 posted on 03/26/2003 2:27:16 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Good to hear that Canadian conservatives are doing something to counter the peacenik protests!

Now if you can just get rid of the Liberal party stranglehold on your country...
5 posted on 03/26/2003 2:31:00 AM PST by saluki_in_ohio (Gun control is the ability to hit your target!)
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Canadians plan giant 'Rally for America'
Group unhappy with Ottawa's response to U.S. crisis

Christie Blatchford
National Post
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

TORONTO - When real estate developer Richard Diamond boarded his flight in Montreal last week, he had no idea of the forces he would soon unleash.

Mr. Diamond was there attending a family function, and en route back to his Toronto home, settled down to read his newspaper.

What he found -- a story about the booing of the U.S. national anthem the night before at a National Hockey League game between the Canadiens and the New York Islanders -- made him so heartsick that he began making furious phone calls when he landed.

Within a few days, the 42-year-old Montreal native had on his hands a genuinely burgeoning grassroots movement that will next week culminate with a noontime "Rally for America" at Toronto City Hall, designed both to give voice to those unhappy with the federal government's handling of the Iraq crisis and to show simple support for Americans.

As 33-year-old Josh Cooper, one of the first people Mr. Diamond called, said yesterday, "We're not a political group. We're not a religious group. We're not pro-war. We're not anti-war. We only want to show support for our friends in America."

Mr. Diamond appears to have touched a nerve: Within days, he had so many supporters -- Jewish, Christian and Muslim -- he kept having to find larger and larger meeting rooms, and donations were flowing in even before the group, now formally called Friends of America, yesterday set up its bank account or its Web site, www.friendsofamerica.ca.

At an executive meeting yesterday, among those at the table were Mr. Cooper, a golf camp owner who is running for the Canadian Alliance nomination in his Thornhill riding next month; Ray Heard, a senior Liberal and Bay Street executive; lawyer Andrew Muroff, 35, who was born and raised in the border city of Windsor and is licensed to practise in Michigan; a 32-year-old woman named Melony Jamieson who announced herself as proud "10th-generation Canadian" and who was one of the movers and shakers behind Nelson Mandela's visit to Toronto -- and two Americans now living in this country.

As Mr. Diamond told the meeting yesterday, organizers considered calling the group "Canadian Friends of America," but decided that would defeat one of their central purposes -- to frankly acknowledge and celebrate the close web of intimate ties, as evidenced by the connections of those at the table, that bind together the people of both nations.

As Mr. Cooper's stepmother, Helen Cooper, said quietly, "The fact that Americans live among us should make us more sensitive, not less. What about all the vacations we have in one another's countries? What about all the fishing trips they make to our lakes, the golfing trips we make down there? What about all the good times we've shared? The traditions, the loyalty, the shared civility and the ability to listen to one another?

"All that is eroding," Mrs. Cooper said. She is a teacher, rued the degraded quality of the Iraq debate and reminded her fellow organizers, "As violently as everyone feels about the [Liberal] government, let's make this thing civil."

For Cherry Tabb, president and CEO of the Herzig Eye Institute, joining the group was personal.

Her 29-year-old brother, James, is a captain with the 82nd Airborne, assigned to service in Afghanistan, last she knew, though she suspects he may now be in Iraq. "That's what hooked me," she said. "There's a lot of emotion attached to this for me."

One of the group's unofficial slogans -- "the voice of the heretofore silent majority" -- means for Ms. Tabb "being able to give meat to that voice. I want to send a message to the current [Canadian] government that they are misrepresenting many people and to the U.S. government that Canadians are being misrepresented."

Ms. Tabb, who is married to a Canadian and a landed immigrant, said she just recently hung her U.S. flag at her home, and was wondering, only half-seriously, if she would soon find "eggs on my window."

That sort of tentativeness had no place at yesterday's meeting. As speaker after speaker said, "We're proud of our relationship with the United States."

Mr. Cooper said he was most embarrassed by the anti-American tone in the country. It's one thing, he said, for Canada to decide not to send troops to fight alongside Americans. "So send field hospitals then," he snapped. "Send medical aid. Send a message of support to our friends."

The rally, which Mr. Diamond hopes will be kicked off by undetermined celebrity speakers and the playing of the Canadian and American anthems and the raising of both flags, begins at noon on April 4 at Nathan Phillips Square.

The fever appears to be spreading. Georganne Burke, who was born in Syracuse, N.Y., said Niagara Falls is planning its own rally on April 12.

In Alberta, a group is taking out an US$18,000 advertisement to tell Americans what the Prime Minister will not: "We support the U.S.A." The group of about a dozen citizens led by High River, Alta., resident Richard Wambeke is putting a quarter-page announcement in USA Today next week.

6 posted on 03/26/2003 5:15:33 AM PST by conniew
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To: saluki_in_ohio
Now if you can just get rid of the Liberal party stranglehold on your country...

We're working on that, too! You would not believe the anger this has provoked against the Liberals! Next election, we'll be ready for them!

7 posted on 03/26/2003 5:40:25 AM PST by conniew
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To: coteblanche
I hope some anti war protesters show up so I can spit on them.
9 posted on 03/26/2003 7:10:15 AM PST by IvanT
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To: conniew
You guys are welcome to register your events with the Rally for America at www.freeper.org.

See this thread for a summary of Rally events to date.

10 posted on 03/26/2003 7:21:49 AM PST by Interesting Times (Eagles Up! Join the Rally for America...)
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To: IvanT
Actually, I retract that last statement, I don't want to sink to their level of indecency. I'm going to book the day off work.
11 posted on 03/26/2003 7:22:06 AM PST by IvanT
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To: Interesting Times
I'll do that. Good to see you again, Interesting Times. :-)
12 posted on 03/26/2003 7:41:27 AM PST by conniew
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To: IvanT
Hope to meet you there, IvanT.
13 posted on 03/26/2003 7:42:13 AM PST by conniew
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To: conniew
Sorry I won't be able to be there. I was in Ottawa LAST weekend!

Just had this sent to me by a civil servant friend, in Ottawa,



Prime Minister Chretien was out jogging one morning along the parkway when he tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the creek below.
Before his bodyguards could get to him, three kids who were fishing, pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful that he offered the kids whatever they wanted.

The first kid says, "I want to go to Disneyland."

The PM says, "No problem. I'll send you there First Class on Air Canada."

The second kid says, "I want a new pair of Nike Air Jordan's." Chretien says, "I'll get them for you and even have Michael sign them !!!"

The third kid says, "I want a motorized wheelchair with a built in TV and stereo headset!"

Jean is a little perplexed by this and says, "But you don't look like you're handicapped.

The kid says, "I will be after my dad finds out I saved you from drowning!!"
14 posted on 03/26/2003 8:05:22 AM PST by Snowyman
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To: conniew
Good to see you, too.

"Chilly Wench," wasn't it?
15 posted on 03/26/2003 8:11:37 AM PST by Interesting Times (Eagles Up! Join the Rally for America...)
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To: Interesting Times
"Chilly Wench," wasn't it?

LOL! Yup. I definitely preferred that one to "Frigid Wench".

16 posted on 03/26/2003 8:36:49 AM PST by conniew
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To: Trouble North of the Border
THANK YOU! A fellow Canadian BUMP!
17 posted on 03/26/2003 9:14:49 AM PST by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: Trouble North of the Border; conniew; proud American in Canada
Bless you, Neighbors!

Time to take your Country back, Mates; it used to be a grand one!

Don't make us come up there on "Operation Free Canada"! };^{)~

We're a little busy at the moment, don't you know?

If there is anything your American Free Republic Allies can do to help you restore LIBERTY to a fine Nation and People to our North, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

ROLL ON!
18 posted on 03/26/2003 9:53:43 AM PST by Uncle Jaque ("You boys think that War is all glory; I am here to tell you; War is all HELL!" WTS)
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Nice to see some Canadians who actually support us. Thank you.
19 posted on 03/26/2003 9:57:20 AM PST by Sparta (Support the liberation of Iraq)
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To: conniew
bump
20 posted on 03/26/2003 10:16:56 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Sparta
There is a LOT of Canadians who support the United Sates. The pollsters are for the most part Liberal and the polls are paid for by Liberals, hence you see the numbers we read in the papers but we know in our hearts are a lie.

GOD BLESS THE USA!

21 posted on 03/26/2003 10:26:24 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Trouble North of the Border
We could use all the help we can get from our friends to the south of us. This is just the beginning. As I said in another thread, I hope Washington really tightens the screws on our government. Make Canada sweat a bit, and people will turn on Chretien, in fact, it's already happening, and this war has been the last straw for alot of us.

I've booked the day off work, and I've got friends who said they're also going to.

I'm just trying to think up a placard to take with me.
I'm thinking of this one on my webspace:

http://www3.sympatico.ca/canada_sos/DamnLiberals.htm
22 posted on 03/26/2003 10:56:57 AM PST by IvanT
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To: IvanT
I love your poster, Ivan!

I'm trying to think of a good one too...

And yes, it's true.. it's the politicians, not most Canadians.. the phone lines on talk shows have been burning up with people outraged at how Jean's administration has alienated the U.S.
23 posted on 03/26/2003 11:23:03 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: coteblanche
Thanks for the ping! :)

I'll be there!
24 posted on 03/26/2003 11:23:49 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: proud American in Canada
Thanks, I have several variations, one that includes 'The Liberal Government does not speak for Canadians' and 'God Bless America' on it.

If you're in Toronto, hopefully we'll meet at Nathan Phillips Square and show what real Canada is aboot. Then we'll have some cold ones.

Cheers!
25 posted on 03/26/2003 11:46:02 AM PST by IvanT
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Calgary
Media advisory
March 26, 2003

RALLY FOR AMERICA

All Calgarians are invited to show their support 3 p.m. this Sunday, at the University of Calgary.

Hundreds of Calgarians will rally in support of our nation's best friend and ally on Sunday.

A non-partisan "Rally for America" will be held at MacEwan Hall, at the University of Calgary. Admission is free.

Keynote speakers will include Myron Thompson, MP, whose son is serving with the U.S. military in Iraq.

Other speakers will include community leaders and well-known media commentators.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the rally will formally begin at 3 p.m.

Calgarians are encouraged to bring their own Canadian and American flags, as well as home-made signs to express their support for the United States in their hour of need.

--end--

For more information, please contact Ezra Levant at:
email: peggy@jasonkenney.com
phone: 403-225-3480

26 posted on 03/26/2003 11:49:43 AM PST by conniew
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To: Trouble North of the Border
There are friends in Ottawa: Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day and others busting the Liberal government .
God Bless President Bush.
See you at the rally.
28 posted on 03/26/2003 5:50:51 PM PST by nelsonco
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To: Trouble North of the Border
I , for one, don't want or expect you to apologize for the government.

I know REAL Canadians are appalled by the creeps as much as I am.

Even the wolves won't eat (Canadian),enter your county's name here,polititians, because they stink.
29 posted on 03/26/2003 6:02:06 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: IvanT
Great poster Ivan!

Go to www.ezralevant.com

for Freedom and Liberty Rally for America graphics. Anyone can use the images, and slogans. Pass them around.
30 posted on 03/27/2003 12:26:24 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Trouble North of the Border
http://www.ezralevant.com/

There you go:)
31 posted on 03/27/2003 12:27:48 AM PST by Trouble North of the Border
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Looks like I'll be at the UofC this Sunday.

Thanks for the heads up.
32 posted on 03/27/2003 12:33:52 AM PST by Ktulu (Embarrassed of Canada)
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To: Trouble North of the Border
Thank You Canada!
33 posted on 03/27/2003 5:33:06 AM PST by MissouriForBush
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To: MissouriForBush
Thanks for the link Trouble!

I'm actually very much looking forward to this event, don't be shy people, we want to show some very vocal support for our American family!!
34 posted on 03/27/2003 8:07:10 AM PST by IvanT
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To: Trouble North of the Border
I often say that Canadians lets too much slide as far their government goes. Having lived there for 2 yrs I was surprised there wasnt more rallies than there were.

But I am so glad to hear that this rally is coming up. I have many friends & family who will be attending, and I hope its a good turnout !! My husband is Canadian and was ashamed his country wasnt making more of a stand.

Too many excuses have been used against the US for this war. But resoltuions were made & ignored. They took the right route in going thru the UNSC, but were stonewalled by France, Germany & Russia (and we all know what their reasons were !).

I am against war...I think everyone is. But Saddam had his choices, he chose this one.

Good luck with rally ! Chretien can put his noble peace prize on the shelf next to Arafat's !


(AUSTRALIA)
35 posted on 03/27/2003 9:57:27 AM PST by matti (WW3-Living As Targets http://activnet.org/ww3/)
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You guys in Western Canada need to Secede and either Join us or Create your own Country. Hell, those of us in the Western US need to Secede and then create a NEW Country with Western Canada :o)

Semper Fi
36 posted on 03/27/2003 9:59:45 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (Can't stand rude behavior in a man.... Won't tolerate it.)
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To: Trouble North of the Border
I will be in Ottawa on Saturday. I noticed that Moroco has offered the US 2000 trained monkeys to detonate land mines. In a message to the PM and a liberal MP I suggested that the back bench liberal MPs could do the job- they have many of the same qualifications- even a head monkey(he does actually look like one)
37 posted on 03/27/2003 10:10:14 AM PST by Oldtory
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To: coteblanche
Hey cote, long time no talk, glad to see that you are still on the conservative cause. Do you like Stephen any better now?
38 posted on 03/27/2003 10:13:23 AM PST by Oldtory
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To: Uncle Jaque
Dear Uncle - tell President Bush to cancel his May 5th trip to Canada- there is no way he should even recognize our government with a visit.I have emailed him to that effect and I hope more Canadians and Americans will do the same.
39 posted on 03/27/2003 10:18:30 AM PST by Oldtory
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To: coteblanche
Harper's about as good as it gets for us these days. I'll take anyone who's anti liberal, anti Chretien. Maybe we can take one of those Moroccan monkeys, shave him, and put him at Sussex.
41 posted on 03/27/2003 12:11:58 PM PST by IvanT
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To: IvanT
Canadian Freedom Rallies.

Greetings, Just an update of some of the Freedom Rallies happening up here this weekend. Yesterday there was a Freedom Rally at Picture Butte, Alberta, and today there were similar ones at Red Deer, Aberta and in Ottawa. Picture Butte is small town of about 1700 persons in Southern Alberta so the reported turnout is quite impressive.

Links:
Weekend rallies will support U.S. war effort

Canadians march in Ottawa, Red Deer ***

There was a rally in Calgary today, but I haven't found any news links on it yet. There will be another one tomorrow as well which I plan to attend.

*** Notice the subtle reporting twist on this story by the left-leaning newspaper that carried it. Not reported as a "Pro-US" rally, or a "Freedom Rally", but a "Pro-war" rally.
42 posted on 03/29/2003 6:32:48 PM PST by foobert
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