The day before that, I got sent to Question Period. There were two things that made me wish I had a camera.
One was the juxtaposition of Tamil protesters and people smoking up on the lawn of Parliament in celebration of the stoner national holiday, 4:20. Stepped up police presence and a competing demonstration, and these dudes and dudettes still come out by the hundreds to fight for their right to party. Brazen.
The other was pointed out to me by a security guard as I was about to walk through the entrance. She was kneeling down by the grass.
"Want to see something neat?" she asked. I said sure.
She lifted up a patch of grass to reveal a hole full of tiny, squirming, newborn bunnies.
Fast forward to 35,000 people tramping around the Hill yesterday. It was a peaceful protest, yes, but I am concerned for the safety of the baby bunnies. No one was protecting their rights. Their well-being was overlooked.
I guess when you build your home in the shadow of Parliament, you risk becoming a casualty of democracy.