We interrupt this cat video with something genuinely important
Laureen Harper hosted an awards ceremony for cat videos on the Internet. Then things got real, with questions about missing and murdered women and why there has been no inquiry.
“Mrs. Harper was in Toronto to introduce ‘Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival’. The event appears to be part of a larger Conservative strategy to ‘exploit Laureen Harper’s popularity’ to win re-election in 2015. However, the PR exercise was unexpectedly disrupted when Hailey King, a 21-year-old student and volunteer at a local women’s centre interrupted Harper’s speech to ask the following question:
‘Raising awareness about cat welfare is a good look for your husband’s upcoming campaign strategy. Don’t you think supporting government action on missing and murdered indigenous women in this country would be a better look?'”
Meagan Perry began her work in media at the age of 17, broadcasting at her high school’s lunchhour intercom radio station. She then moved on to a decade in community radio, working as news director...
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