Ottawa-Outaouais IWW

The General Membership Branch of the Ottawa-Outaouais region

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GDC: Panhandler piper defies community service order

February 13th, 2011 No Comments

A panhandler piper who cut the wires of a competing music speaker in an Ottawa underpass in 2009 is continuing his fight against the city and a welfare system that he says is an institution of modern slavery. The judge convicted him and sentenced him to 20 hours of community service with the Salvation Army, […]

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GDC: Ottawa busker appeals conviction

September 24th, 2010 No Comments

When the City of Ottawa installed speakers and started broadcasting muzak in busker Raymond Loomer’s favourite underpass, he cut the speaker wires one day in May 2009. He then taped the wire on the door of the office door of the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area, a business lobby group that has waged a campaign […]

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