Walking to Ottawa

Ted Musson is walking to Ottawa to protest the federal election of 2011 due to the use of “robo-calls”.

Ted Musson

If you’re travelling on Highway 3, you might see an elderly gentleman walking eastward with a yellow placard on his back. Ted Musson is walking to Ottawa to protest the federal election of 2011 due to the use of “robo-calls” fraudulently claiming to be from Elections Canada that sent many voters to non-existent polling stations.

A retired carpenter, Musson spent most of his time playing jazz on his alto saxophone until two months ago when he began walking from his Victoria home.

Travelling on his own with an older RV, Musson is double walking the distance with a pedometer, then walking the back to retrieve and move his RV along the road. Ted has just recently celebrated his seventy first birthday walking through the Kootenays. All this walking has taken a toll on his knee so he is taking the walk one day at a time.

“The important part is the message that everything Stephen Harper does is illegal, not that I make it to Ottawa,” said Musson. “Robo call’s are serious laws. No one has been taken to task for what has happened. So what are they saying, that legal elections are passé and not important? Very few people seem to be aware.”

“This (walk) is not a lark. I have so much pain by midday due to arthritis everyday. I gave up a very comfortable life in Victoria where I could play music in my studio. But I was getting angry everyday watching T.V. seeing what the government was doing.”

To follow Musson’s journey visit his blog http://electionfraud2011.wordpress.com

 

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