Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/9/2008 (3217 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
But aren't you all a bit curious about the spontaneous protest by truckers at last night's town hall meeting on Corydon Avenue featuring Liberal Leader Stephane Dion
??Apparently, the truckers (most of whom appeared to be independent O/Os) were so upset about Dion's Green Shift carbon tax plan, they had to disrupt the townhall by parking their semis out front of the Crescentwood CC. As any journalist can tell you, a couple of idling semis makes quite an impression.However, I'm just a little suspicious about the motivation for the protest. I haven't seen truckers parked outside the constituency offices of Tory MPs here in Winnipeg to protest the fact that the Conservative government hasn't done anything to significantly cut gasoline taxes. Fuel prices are at a record high, which is bad news for truckers. Wouldn't they also have some anger for the government of the day?Nope. But they're hopping mad about the Green Shift. Ahuh.Perhaps this was a clever stunt organized by Tory candidate Trevor Kennerd
, the man who seeks to unseet Grit MP Anita Neville
in Winnipeg South Centre (where the event took place). Perhaps? Either way, it was great political theatre, and one hopes a sign of melodram to come.I love elections.-30-