During the 2007 “March for LIfe” protestors were seen carrying signs bearing the official Canadian wordmark in both official languages, as seen in the pictures below taken from a YouTube video.
This is of course, not something to be done without official permission, it is in fact illegal. After the 2007 Marchif this government had officially sanctioned the use of the wordmark.
The government at the time launched an investigation and sent a cease and desist letter. Knowing that most MFL’s are right wingers and knowing that the majority of right wingers are hardcore the law is the law types one would immediately assume that action would be taken this year to ensure no banners carried the symbol.
huh…well you know what they say about assumptions. When asked about this continued flouting of the law
CLC national organizer Mary Ellen Douglas called the whole thing
“ridiculous,” and insisted that she never even saw the sign — she was too busy with the “eight thousand people” on the Hill for the march. She repeatedly excoriated the media, in general, and ITQ, specifically, for ignoring the “real story”, and instead focusing on a “tiny little sign” (that, we should point out, was
on a banner that required nearly a dozen ralliers to carry); she blamed the oversight on the “sign printers”, who, she said, were “asked to remove it,” but “accidentally left it on.” It won’t be there next year,
As for violating TBS policy, she says that, as far as she knows, the department hasn’t complained about the use of the logo at this year’s march.
It won’t be there next year, sounds familiar, almost as if it was just last year….
Hughes … says that CLC is more than happy to remove the wordmark from the banners, and will do so immediately.
Shouldn’t people who want to pass laws on others people’s reproductive organs at least pretend to give a damn about the laws we already have?