Public Inquiry – G8/G20 Summit Mistakes!

I just sent the following letter to both Premier McGuinty and well as my MPP (Andrea Horwath), regarding the mishandling of the G8/G20 Summit security. Will you join me in requiring our elected officials to answer for their mistakes?

Premier McGuinty,

I am writing to express my shock and disappointment at the events of the G8/G20 summit this past summer. I do not believe that temporary laws should be passed without public input and am offended that the government should put the desires of foreign officials over the wellbeing and safety of its citizens. The way ordinary citizens and peaceful protesters were treated was atrocious.

I call for a full public inquiry into the events surrounding the summit. Please restore my faith in my elected officials by making this a priority.

Sincerely,
Kim S.

You can email Premier McGuinty HERE. Find out your MPP’s contact information HERE. C’mon, citizens, it’s time to exercise our democratic rights and show our elected officials that we mean business! I will posting any responses I receive.

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Gasp!

A post about something other than June Bug! I was beginning to think it wasn’t possible!!

However, my bloggy friends, I’m actually going to write about knitting. I have missed it. I haven’t picked up yarn and needles since Christmas when my sister got me my fabulous metal sock needles and I COMPLETELY lost any amount of time to seriously devote to the craft that I love. However, after receiving a certain email (I won’t talk about it now because it’ll give away my project!!), I was spurred into action. I needed to knit something, and I needed to start knitting it now and finish the object ASAP.

So, I took my butt down to Yarnopolis (aka Ashley Yarns) and there I met a very lovely knitter and yarn store manager, Steph! She helped me pick out my yarn and we had a lovely chat about various women’s studies issues. I loved the store, and I’m very glad I made the venture!! It’s not the most convenient of yarn store locations (try a mighty long 30 min bus ride!), but it’s the closest yarn store to me, which I suppose makes it my LYS (aka Local Yarn Store). They even carry a selection of fair trade yarns!!!

Anyways, we picked out two yarns – a cotton weight and a novelty yarn … I’m knitting double stranded, yo! (No …. not yarn over … I actually meant ‘yo’.)

Can I say how it never ceases to amaze me that you can start with yarn and needles and end with fabric? It’s incredible that I can make something by pulling loops of yarn through other yarn. I’m hoping to finish this object this weekend, if I can, so you won’t have to wait too long in utter suspense of what it is =) The picture doesn’t quite do the hues of purple justice, but it’s all I had to work with … the other pics were either too fuzzy or too blue.

p.s. I finished The Friday Night Knitting Club. It was phenomenal. That may or may not have something to do with the why I was so excited to pick up my knitting again. May or may not.

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