Oh, if only Team Galloway had picked an Ottawa courtroom for today’s emergency injunction-related festivities. ITQ would be there with liveblogging bells on. Fingers and toes, even, although the former would making typing a bit of a challenge. But alas, it is not.
Anyway, according to a media advisory put out by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, which has been acting as de facto media clearinghouse for the cottage industry that has sprung up around the government’s fateful decision to bar George Galloway from Canada, supporters of the I-bet-Jason-Kenney’s-office-wishes-he-really-was-infandous-at-this-point British MP are holding a rally as we speak outside the Toronto courthouse that will hear the injunction request. The motion, as well as the initial response from the government, which seeks to “strike out all applicants other than Galloway” as they are “not affected” by the decision, are available here.
It’s not clear how long we’ll have to wait for the judge’s ruling — it wouldn’t surprise me if it was delayed until tomorrow morning — but I’ll keep y’all posted. Feel free to use this as an open thread in the meantime.
Also, does anyone know if the other side – Team Kenney? Team Van Loan? Team CBSA? Team We Really Don’t Know Why Everyone Is Making Such A Fuss About This Galloway Cretin? – is organizing a similar pre-hearing demonstration?
UPDATE: According to CTV and Canadian Press, the decision will, indeed, be announced tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll get more details on what was said inside the courtroom soon. (And thanks to National Newswatch for so diligently scouring the wire on a Sunday afternoon in order to be able to post an update so swiftly. The price of satiated newsjunkiedom is eternal vigilance.)