Camping Out as a Protest



I don't know why it took my old brain to remember that I once camped out as a protest. So I went to the basement looking for proof and found these two beauties.

It was 1988. The City of Hamilton passed a bylaw that no more than 5 or 6 (again can't remember) unrelated people could live together. I was Student Union President. We protested by camping out over night. We had tents although the pictures don't show it (they just show the law chairs). Early that day or the next I was interviewed on Metro Morning on Jarvis Street with Joe Cote. Yes, that's how old I am, before the Mothership, before Andy Barrie, well, before Matt Galloway too I suppose.

We would have said that the camping was the protest.