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LET HER EAT CAKE! Occupying Wei Young’s Conservative Office in Vancouver on Feb 9, 2012

Ruth Meta writes:

The “let her eat cake” campaign took off this morning with less than a “bang” as I AND Meena Wong were the only people who showed up. We arrived exactly at 10:00 o’clock, when the office was supposed to open. We were still standing in the rain at 10:45 when one staff member showed up to open the door. Across the street, a police car had been parked ….

Hmmmm. As it turned out, somebody actually HAD been inside the whole time we waited, but did not unlock the door until the other staff member arrived. Upon entering the office, I was allowed to sit down with my “cake”. The staffer insisted on my filling out a form, (which I refused) and continued to ask for my name and contact info.

I told this woman that I did not have to go through that type of a rigamarole to speak with my own MP, that I didn’t have to tell them anything, that I was a citizen of Canada, born here and I found it completely disrespectful of Mr. Harper to tell Europe that he intended to raise the age limit for OAS BEFORE he told his citizens in Canada.

Additionally, I told the staff that the dismantling of EI was unconstitutional, that Diane Findlay was taking our EI money and putting it in her own pocket, that it was reprehensible that claimants had to wait 3-4 months for their claims to be adjudicated and that the laying off of Service Canada workers was foolish, short term thinking.

I asked the staff to pay for the sending of MY CAKE to Diane Findlay at their expense, actually, it’s MY expense as a taxpayer. They made up some silly excuse that the cake was perishable and I should send it myself.

All the while, while this exchange was taking place, another staffer was filming ME … so, the Conservatives obviously are very frightened of a 64 year old Jewish woman with a CAKE!

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