I don't know if this is specific to Winnipeg or not, but has anyone else noticed an absence of any elected politicians at the rallies for peace in Gaza? There have been two rallies and a candlelight vigil so far in Winnipeg, and I haven't seen any politician (aside from some folks from the Communist Parties, including the leader of the provincial CPC) either come out to an event or vocally oppose the Israeli attacks (aside from that one Tory MP from Alberta who was quickly muzzled). But on the other hand, politicians from all three parties attended a pro-Israel rally, and Harper and Ignatieff seem to be in a dick-waving contest as to who can support Israel the most.
What's the deal here? Are there any supporters of Palestine in parliament? Why is it easier to get politicians of all stripes (including the NDP) to show up to a rally in favour of war than to a rally for peace?
If this trend is occuring across the country, it is really showing the moral bankruptcy of the parliamentary "left"