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Over 30 cities set to rally against 'Black Mark Budget' this Saturday

| June 1, 2012
Over 30 cities set to rally against 'Black Mark Budget' this Saturday

This Saturday, Canadians from across the country are gathering at Conservative MP offices to protest the Omnibus Budget Bill, Bill C-38.

The "Blackmark Day of Action" is uniting Canadians opposed to a Budget Bill that contains a sweeping agenda to remake Canadian society, an agenda that is being rushed through Parliament without fair and open debate.

The Bill, which makes changes to over 70 laws, has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum. Even some traditional Conservative allies are now saying that the Harper Conservatives have gone too far. Last week, David Wilks, a Conservative MP, told a small group of his constituents that he, and many other Conservative MPs, were deeply troubled by the Budget Bill and that he would consider voting against it if 12 of his colleagues, enough to stop the bill, stood with him.[1] A day later, after receiving intense pressure from the Harper Conservatives, Wilks publicly reversed his position.

This is far more than a budget bill -- these changes would gut our environmental protections, hollow out our economy and make our lives less secure. The ramificaitons of this budget would make it easy for big oil companies to destroy the Pacific Coast. It would strip away vital youth programs like Katimavik. It lays the groundwork for the roll back of vital social supports like EI and public pensions.

We believe that if the Bill passes unchanged, it will put a black mark on Canadian democracy. We are looking for 13 "hero" Conservative MPs who will work together to stop the budget, split it apart, and start over by inviting Canadians to help them craft laws that will work better for all of us.

It's time to stand up. This Saturday, join Leadnow to bring Canadians together in opposition to a Bill that contains a sweeping agenda to remake Canadian society.

What: Local events to protest the federal government's proposed Omnibus Budget Bill, Bill C-38 as part of national Blackmark Day of Action at Conservative MP and support locations across the country.
Who: Canadians from all walks of life
Where: At Conservative MP offices, and some support locations, across the country
When: Saturday June 2, almost all events at noon

You can find an action in your city here, or sign up to organize your own here.

List of rallies
NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax - Halifax, NS
New Democratic Party MP, Megan Leslie
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address: 2207 Gottingen Street, Suite 1, Halifax NS, B3K 3B5

South Shore--St. Margaret's - Bridgewater, NS
Conservative MP, Gerald Keddy
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
129 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater NS, B4V 2S7

Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley - Truro, NS
Conservative MP, Scott Armstrong
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Address:
18 Willow Street, Suite 101, Truro NS, B2N 4Z4

NEW BRUNSWICK

Saint John - Saint John, NB
Conservative MP, Rodney Weston
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
90 King street, Saint John NB, E2L 1G4

Fredericton - Fredericton, NB
Conservative MP, Keith Ashfield
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
23 Alison Boulevard, Fredericton NB, E3C 2N5

ONTARIO

Whitby--Oshawa - Whitby, ON
Conservative MP, James Michael (Jim) Flaherty
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
204-701 Rossland Road East, Whitby ON, L1N 8Y9

Thornhill - Thornhill, ON
Conservative MP, Peter Kent
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
7600 Yonge Street, Thornhill ON, L4J 1V9

Simcoe North - Orillia, ON
Conservative MP, Bruce Stanton
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
575 West Street South, Unit 2A, Orillia ON, L3V 7N6

Scarborough Centre - Scarborough, ON
Conservative MP, Roxanne James
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
1450 Midland Avenue, Suite 211, Scarborough ON, M1P 4Z8

Peterborough - Peterborough, ON
Conservative MP, Dean Del Mastro
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
1875 Lansdowne Street West P.O. Box 21030, Peterborough ON, K9J 8M7

Perth--Wellington - Stratford, ON
Conservative MP, Gary Schellenberger
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 01:00 PM
Address:
544 Huron Street, Stratford ON, N5A 5T9

Ottawa West--Nepean - Ottawa, ON
Conservative MP, John Baird
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
2249 Carling Avenue, Suite 418, Ottawa ON, K2B 7E9

Oakville - Oakville, ON
Conservative MP, Terence H. Young
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
Towne Square on Lakeshore at George St., Oakville ON, L6J 0A9

Niagara West--Glanbrook - Beamsville, ON
Conservative MP, Dean Allison
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
4994 King Street, Beamsville ON, L0R 1B0

Newmarket--Aurora - Newmarket, ON
Conservative MP, Lois Brown
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
16600 Bayview Avenue, Suite 206, Newmarket ON, L3X 1Z9

Mississauga--Streetsville - Mississauga, ON
Conservative MP, Brad Butt
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
154 Queen Street South, Unit 104, Mississauga ON, L5M 2P4

London West - London, ON
Conservative MP, Ed Holder
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 02:00 PM
Address:
200-390 Commissioners Road West, London ON, N6J 1Y3

London North Centre - London, ON
Conservative MP, Susan Truppe
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
546 King Street, London ON, N6B 1T5

Lanark--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington - Napanee, ON
Conservative MP, Scott Reid
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
4 Market Square, Napanee ON, K7R 1J3

Kitchener--Waterloo - Waterloo, ON
Conservative MP, Peter Braid
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
22 King Street South, Waterloo ON, N2J 1N8

Huron--Bruce - Port Elgin, ON
Conservative MP, Ben Lobb
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
30 Victoria St., Goderich ON, N7A 2R6

Etobicoke Centre - Etobicoke, ON
Conservative MP, Ted Opitz
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
577 Burnhamthorpe Road, Unit 2, Etobicoke ON, M9C 2Y3

Essex - Essex, ON
Conservative MP, Jeff Watson
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
186 Talbot Street South, Essex ON, N8M 1B6

Elgin--Middlesex--London - St. Thomas, ON
Conservative MP, Joe Preston
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
24 First Avenue, Unit 2, St. Thomas ON, N5R 4M5

Eglinton--Lawrence - Toronto, ON
Conservative MP, Joe Oliver
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
511 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto ON, M6A 1A3

Dufferin--Caledon - Orangeville, ON
Conservative MP, David Allan Tilson
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
229 Broadway, Unit 2 , Orangeville ON, L7E 1T6

Carleton--Mississippi Mills - Kanata, ON
Conservative MP, Gordon O'Connor
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 101, Kanata ON, K2M 1P6
Burlington - Burlington, ON

Conservative MP, Mike Wallace
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
Burlington Mall 777 Guelph Line, Suite 209, Burlington ON, L7R 3N2

Bruce--Grey--Owen Sound - Owen Sound, ON
Conservative MP, Larry Miller
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
1131 2nd Avenue East, Suite 208, Owen Sound ON, N4K 2J1

MANITOBA

Portage--Lisgar - Morden, MB
Conservative MP, Candice Hoeppner
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Address:
886 Thornhill Street, Unit E, Morden MB, R6M 2E1

YUKON TERRITORIES

Yukon - Whitehorse, YT
Conservative MP, Ryan Leef
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
204 Black Street, Suite 204, Whitehorse YT, Y1A 0A6

SASKATCHEWAN

Yorkton--Melville - Yorkton, SK
Conservative MP, Garry W. Breitkreuz
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
19 - 1st Avenue North, Yorkton SK, S3N 1J3

Prince Albert - Prince Albert, SK
Conservative MP, Randy Hoback
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
137-15th Street East, Prince Albert SK, S6V 1G1

Desnethé--Missinippi--Churchill River - La Ronge, SK
Conservative MP, Rob Clarke
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
711 La Ronge Avenue P.O. Box 612, La Ronge SK, S0J 1L0

Cypress Hills--Grasslands - Swift Current, SK
Conservative MP, David Anderson
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
Chinook Building 2 - 240 Central Avenue North, Swift Current SK, S9H 0L2

Battlefords--Lloydminster - North Battleford, SK
Conservative MP, Gerry Ritz
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
1322 - 100th Street, North Battleford SK, S9A 0V8

ALBERTA

Lethbridge - Lethbridge, AB
Conservative MP, Jim Hillyer
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 01:30 PM
Address:
255- 8th Street South , Lethbridge AB, T1J 4Y1

Edmonton--St. Albert - Edmonton, AB
Conservative MP, Brent Rathgeber
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
220-20 Perron Street, St Albert AB, T8N 1E4

Calgary Southwest - Calgary, AB
Conservative MP, Stephen Harper
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
1600 90th Avenue Southwest, suite A-203, Calgary AB, T2V 5A8

BRITISH COLUMBIA

West Vancouver--Sunshine Coast--Sea to Sky Country - Sechelt, BC
Conservative MP, John Weston
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
Ste. 207 - 5760 Teredo Mall, Sechelt BC, V0N 3A2

Victoria - Victoria, BC
New Democratic Party MP, Denise Savoie
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
970 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC, V8W 2H3

Vancouver South - Vancouver, BC
Conservative MP, Wai Young
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
6406 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC, V5P 3X7

Vancouver Island North - Courtenay, BC
Conservative MP, John Duncan
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 02:00 PM
Address:
576 England Avenue, Unit 104, Courtenay BC, V9N 2N3

South Surrey--White Rock--Cloverdale - Surrey, BC
Conservative MP, Russ Hiebert
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
106A-2429 152nd Street, Surrey BC, V4P 1N4

Richmond - Richmond, BC
Conservative MP, Alice Wong
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
Unit 360 - 5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond BC, V6X 2E3

Prince George--Peace River - Prince George, BC
Conservative MP, Bob Zimmer
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
101-1584 7th Ave, Prince George BC, V2L 3P5

Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam - Port Moody, BC
Conservative MP, James Moore
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
2603 St. John's Street, Port Moody BC, V3H 2B5

Pitt Meadows--Maple Ridge--Mission - Maple Ridge, BC
Conservative MP, Randy Kamp
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 02:30 PM
Address:
22720 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 2V6

Okanagan--Shuswap - Vernon, BC
Conservative MP, Colin Mayes
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
3105 29 Street, Vernon BC, V1T 5A8

Okanagan--Coquihalla - Penticton, BC
Conservative MP, Dan Albas
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
301 Main Street, Suite 202, Penticton BC, V2A 5B7

North Vancouver - North Vancouver, BC
Conservative MP, Andrew Saxton
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
102 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver BC, V7M 1E8

Nanaimo--Alberni - Nanaimo, BC
Conservative MP, James Lunney
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
6-6894 Island Highway North, Nanaimo BC, V9V 1P6

Kootenay--Columbia - Cranbrook, BC
Conservative MP, David Wilks
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 02:00 PM
Address:
100-B Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook BC, V1C 3P9

Delta--Richmond East - Delta, BC
Conservative MP, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
5000 Bridge Street, Suite 202, Delta BC, V4K 2K4

Cariboo--Prince George - Prince George, BC
Conservative MP, Richard M. Harris
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Address:
206-575 Quebec Street, Prince George BC, V2L 1W6

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