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President Bush visit to Canada

by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / November 27, 2004 6:36 AM PST
Packed agenda and protesters waiting for Bush
CTV.ca News Staff - Top Stories - Sat. Nov. 27 2004
More than 100 people were expected to wear white overalls and lie down on Parliament Hill's front lawn to spell out "NO BMD" and a peace sign with their bodies.

Individuals who were to speak at the rally include: missile defence researcher Sara Kemp; Maher Arar's wife Monia Mazigh(extra issue) of the federal NDP party, and speakers from groups such as Physicians for Global Survival and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade.

Thousands of demonstrators are also planning rallies in Halifax and Ottawa against the war in Iraq and Bush's missile-defence system during his two-day visit.

Bush visit to clog Ottawa traffic
cbc.ca - Last Updated Fri, 26 Nov 2004 16:07:40 EST
OTTAWA - People living and working in Ottawa should expect "major upset, detours and delays" during U.S. president George W. Bush's visit to Canada at the end of the month, city officials said Friday.

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Re: President Bush visit to Canada
by Angeline Booher / November 27, 2004 8:17 AM PST

Canada is a free country, and can protest under Canadian laws as they wish.

As with all protests any where, it is hoped they remain civil, do not destroy property , or cause harm to any one.At times outsiders apart from the organized participating groups try to incite mayhem.

Usually the target of such protest never see them, but they draw TV coverage.

Your news is not unexpected.

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Re: President Bush visit to Canada
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / November 27, 2004 11:50 AM PST

Your news is not unexpected.
Posted by: Angeline Booher

It's not my news. It's CBC and CTV. I suppose you can call me the subnews poster Happy from Canadian sources.

I know that there are strong economic and political issues between the USA and CANADA. Canada's opinion of the USA election alone and now the Presidential visit. In fact this sort of surprised me because Canada's population seems to act as if an unknown dangerous alien is about to land in the country and that people act as if the code red alert had echoed in every provinces. With this to say, clashes with RCMP's, the numerous activist groups and organizations, minority Bush supporters - the inevitable is anticipated.

But I am definitely going to take a longer lunch break (5 blocks away from the House of Parliament) to take pictures of the event. I doubt that I am able to get a snapshot of the President with all the tight security plans causing angry Canadians about $2M + that it will cost Canadian tax payer for this visit.

The good news according to the weather channel, it's gonna be 0 degree not raining or snowing.


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Re: President Bush visit to Canada
by dawillie / November 27, 2004 12:13 PM PST

agree, Angeline.

as a Canadian, hope we do not leave a bad taste with the US authority.

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Re: President Bush visit to Canada
by MKay / November 28, 2004 1:06 AM PST
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Maybe not so peaceful
by EdH / November 28, 2004 3:10 AM PST
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The AGENDA - updates 11/30 - 12-01
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / November 29, 2004 8:58 PM PST
Tuesday - Ottawa

10:20 a.m. - Air Force One arrives at the Ottawa Airport. President Bush to attend short reception with Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson and U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci.

11:05 a.m. - Bush arrives on Parliament for a photo-op with Prime Minister Paul Martin and a group of parliamentarians.

12:15 p.m. - Working lunch with Martin, followed by a meeting with Martin in the Pearson Building.

2:05 p.m. - Questions from the media at the Pearson Building.

2:55 p.m. - Tour of the National Archives.

3:55 p.m. - One-on-one meeting with Opposition leader Stephen Harper.

6:30 p.m. - Beef dinner at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Wednesday - Halifax

6:30 a.m. - Depart for the airport. Martin and Bush to fly in separate planes.

10 a.m. - Prime Minister Paul Martin arrives at the Halifax International Airport.

10:35 a.m. -Bush arrives at airport. Martin and Bush attend welcoming ceremony.

11:15 a.m. - Martin, Bush deliver speeches at Pier 21.

12:15 p.m. - Farewell party for Bush. Leaves Halifax.

***Check video audio links for further updateson the side of the page.
***Bush visit spurs questions over Canadian involvement in missile defence
Last Updated Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:38:27 EST
OTTAWA - On the heels of U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Canada, Prime Minister Paul Martin was challenged to come out against the U.S. missile

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***Security, trade on agenda for Bush visit
Last Updated Tue, 30 Nov 2004 07:30:10 EST
OTTAWA - Within hours, Ottawa's airspace will be closed and streets blocked off as the city ? and thousands of expected demonstrators ? prepare for the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Activist groups plan peaceful Bush protests
Demonstrations against Bush signs are posted in downtown Ottawa prior to the official visit. Parliament Hill is barricaded with locked fences in preparation for the visit by Bush. A Bush protester waves a United States flag upside down as he marches past the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.

***Bush has Ottawa buzzing
The trip ? Mr. Bush's first official visit to Canada since he was first elected ? is seen as a dress rehearsal by the U.S President for an international effort to smooth relations with other countries over the war in Iraq, a war Canada did not support.


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