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Strike takes away 'human dignity'

Just as with the global financial crisis, many people have their heads firmly planted in the sand about how devastating it is. This bus strike has been and continues to be, to the people of the city of Ottawa, a hardship of outrageous proportions. Ask the people who have lost jobs due to lack of transportation. Ask the poor who cannot get to grocery stores, pharmacies and doctors. Ask the seniors. Ask essential service workers like nurses who cannot get to their essential service jobs at the hospitals. Ask students who cannot make it to labs and will fail exams their terms and perhaps the year.

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Strike takes away 'human dignity'

Just as with the global financial crisis, many people have their heads firmly planted in the sand about how devastating it is. This bus strike has been and continues to be, to the people of the city of Ottawa, a hardship of outrageous proportions. Ask the people who have lost jobs due to lack of transportation. Ask the poor who cannot get to grocery stores, pharmacies and doctors. Ask the seniors. Ask essential service workers like nurses who cannot get to their essential service jobs at the hospitals. Ask students who cannot make it to labs and will fail exams their terms and perhaps the year.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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