Wearing red Fluevog boots, actress Sarah Polley was on the Hill as part of an effort by ACTRA to stop Bill C-10 from allowing the government to deny tax credits to films deemed “contrary to public policy.”
As she approached the Peace Tower, Polley was greeted by NDP leader Jack Layton.
Polley’s press conference in the Charles Lynch Press Gallery room was packed with journalists.
Green Leader Elizabeth May arrived and posed for a quick photo with Polley. She told the actress if she needed anything she should just “tell” the Green party what to do.
May had booked the same room after Polley’s announcement. The Green leader was demanding a full public inquiry into the RCMP income trust investigation “and the interference in the 2006 federal election campaign by former Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli.”
Only the Toronto Star’s Richard Brennan showed up to cover it. But the room was filled up with young men and women from all branches of the Canadian military studying to be media officers.
At least May had a much better-looking crowd.