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CAPP gets a bit of a membership boost

Just a brief Sunday observation: I see the CAPP facebook group has gotten a bit of a membership boost today; up to 214 295 members as of now – a boost of 3000 from yesterday morning when I last looked at it. Not surprising, given the good publicity and generally favourable media coverage the group has gotten with the # of protests and the amount of protesters willing to come out to make their voices heard.

The next phase of what to do now to keep that momentum going/keep pressure on the Harper government/get the opposition parties to introduce democratic reforms is taking place here at the “CAPP: A Second […]

My call: the anti-prorogue rallies are a success..

..from an attendance standpoint, if that’s your litmus test (and as I said last blogpost, it isn’t necessarily for me and others) and the total numbers from every protest centre haven’t trickled in yet.

However, from what we’ve seen from some reporter and organizer accounts on Twitter and Facebook, we’re getting reports/estimates from between 7000 – 15 000 at Toronto’s rally, an estimate by the RCMP of 3500 at Parliament Hill, 1000 or so in Montreal, and several hundred to 1000 elsewhere from Waterloo, London, Guelph, Kitchener, etc. The best report I’ve seen so far; Simcoe County’s Conservative MP reportedly predicted they’d only get 10 CAPP protesters at Orillia, […]

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