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Ottawa is participating in the day of global Occupy protests. It’s a low-key government town and I didn’t come across much information prior to the day. Nonetheless, I was curious¬†and headed over to Confederation Park to catch a bit of the Occupy Ottawa demonstration. I stayed perhaps an hour and estimate there were about 300-400 people there. It was a rather polite and friendly rally.

From the tidbits I’ve come across in the news there seems to be a question of whether it is relevant in Canada. While we don’t have the kind of unregulated U.S. banking sector that enabled greed to plunge the world into recession in 2008 we are still part of a corporate-dominated¬†global economy in which life is a precarious existence for the many. It is relevant here in Ottawa, in Canada, and elsewhere.

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