Canada Day is a time to fly the flag proudly, says a man who is rallying to reclaim the symbol from “extreme partisanship.”
Korry Zepik, the man who was injured counter-messaging the anti-vax rally back in October, is heading back to Polson Park.
He and some friends will be at the fountain corner with a message for Canadians on Canada Day, starting at 11 a.m.
“If anti-vax/convoy people start lowering the level of decorum we will move to the Science Center corner and remain there ‘til 2,” said Zepik.
“The following is his message to Canadians:
It’s your flag too.
Those who co-opt our flag for miss-guided and divisive purposes have no right to claim ownership.
They are not what Canada stands for.
We are a nation of reason and compassion.
The time has long passed for complaining about imaginary affronts to our privileges and baseless accusations aimed at demonizing individuals and groups.
Extreme partisanship is not the way to move forward.
As Canadians we need to ensure that we leave a healthy, safe world for our children and theirs.
Time is short and we must act quickly.
Canadians are great at bringing people together for the benefit of all.
We must do so more than ever if we are to remain a place where freedom and acceptance; reason and compassion; health and happiness are available for all.
Canada is a wonderful land, full of great people. Yes, there are issues, big ones, but by working together with reasoned thinking we can do just about anything!
Now, more than ever, we must keep our national dialogue reasoned and compassionate; our decisions balanced and fact based.
Happy Canada Day!”