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StopWar Street Poll in Downtown Vancouver

Sunday December 07 –  1-3 pm

Granville St at W. Georgia St

Should the Canadian government spend money on the latest war in Iraq, or instead decide to invest in “green energy” projects and other socially useful purposes?

That question will be posed to shoppers and pedestrians on Sunday, December 7, from 1 to 3 pm, by activists from StopWar, Vancouver’s anti-war and social justice coalition since 2002. The Street Poll will take place by the City Centre Skytrain Station at Granville and West Georgia. (The exact location may depend on the weather; in case of rain, participants will move the voting display under one of the nearby store awnings.)

We invite all interested supporters of peace and social justice to take part in this action, which will include petitioning and discussions with those walking by, about the huge costs and other negative repercussions of Canada’s participation in the bombing of ISIS targets during the latest war in Iraq.

This is the latest in a series of similar street polls conducted by StopWar over the past decade. The results, while not strictly scientific since participation is completely voluntary, do indicate that many Vancouver residents remain strongly opposed to the Canadian government’s role in present-day war-making in the Middle East.

**The next monthly StopWar meeting will be at 5:30 pm, Wed., January 7, at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, by Kingsway and Main.**

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