Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June IVth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I believe the Senate Page, um a Miss Brigette DePape I believe (& a University student to wit) had every right II protest The Right Honourable Gentleman IV Calgary-Southwest's agenda & that of his Tory government. But for her II break the sanctity of the Senate & interrupt Her Majesty's Representative, The Right Honourable His Excellency David Johnston in the Senate Chamber as he read the Throne Speech on behalf of the Queen & her democratically elected Prime Minister was intolerable.
Maybe if she had resigned her post first, then gone outside on the hill or in the public foyer with the sign, that would have been more than acceptable, even the Prime Minister would & could not stand against the right of peaceful protest. I applaud Miss DePape IV exercising her rights & profiling her work as both a page & as a student. I respect her right II protest, & would gladly have engaged in a debate against her in which I would defend the PM & his governing party.
Mr. Harper won a Majority Government on Monday, May IInd, which gives him the right to be in power until May IInd, MMXVI. I for one strongly approve of this Conservative Majority & believe Miss DePape needs to be reminded that every governing party has "an agenda" as she so qualifies it. If the PM really had a secret "hidden agenda" he would have enacted it by now Miss DePape. If you were truly a student of history & knew your raw politics cold as I do, you'd know that this Tory team has been in office since February VIth, MMVI, they have no hidden agenda.
Miss DePape, you might have decided to chuck your job as you were gone in III weeks from it & your student position anyway. But your lucky I am not the Speaker of the Senate, I would have put you in jail as a security risk.
There Is A Time & A Place IV Everything,