It’s something long time MPP Michael Gravelle has never seen in his life as a politician before.
Gravelle tells us it was shocking to see MPPs and members of the public cleared out of Queen’s Park during Question Period.
“To see people actually taken away in handcuffs was pretty startling, but again a strong expression of protest against the government’s action on this particular piece of legislation. The decision to use the not withstanding clause in the charter, in the first time in Ontario’s history.”
The Liberal MPP tells us he feels a better way of protesting the government’s plan to use the “not withstanding clause” would be to vote against it.
Meanwhile, Thunder Bay’s NDP member Judith Monteith Farrell has tweeted out her appreciation of a video of her slapping her desk to Queen’s, We Will Rock You.
Love it! Make a big noise if you won't stand for an abuse of power and total disrespect for the rule of law https://t.co/APqdOFouf5
— Judith Monteith-Farrell (@Judith_NDP) September 13, 2018
Meanwhile, another Northern MPP tweeted out the reasoning behind his decision to vote against the Ford Government yesterday.
Yesterday I chose not to be disruptive. As a person,it’s not my nature to be disruptive. I’m so immune to governments taking my rights away as a First Nation person that it becomes a norm for me. I support TO and voted against the bill to invoke the Charter by gov’t.
— Sol Mamakwa MPP (@solmamakwa) September 13, 2018
You can listen to what Gravelle had to say about yesterday by clicking below.