On June 3, 2011, 21-year-old Parliamentary page Brigette DePape held up a "Stop Harper" sign in the middle of the Throne Speech. It got her booted from her job -- and onto the CBC and other venues to speak about the need for resistance at a moment when Stephen Harper's Conservatives had achieved, with their new majority, sweeping powers to change Canada.
In This Series
Where she's been since her 'Stop Harper' eye grabber, and where she's going.
How I spent my Power Summer -- first of my Tyee dispatches from hotbeds of new activism.
From Washington DC, Brigette DePape's latest Tyee dispatch.
Some walked for weeks to this rally for missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Brigette DePape's latest dispatch.
What I experienced across Canada shows me Occupy is just a beginning, says 'Stop Harper' page.
The underplayed story of the climate summit was the mobilization of global youth.