You may or may not have seen the dramatic video of protestors surrounding Industry Minister Jim Prentice at his riding association holiday open house last Saturday. It's on YouTube, so check it out:
A few things come to mind as I watch this:
1. These folks seem absolutely certain they know what's in a bill no-one outside government has yet seen.
2. They believe that physically surrounding and intimidating an MP is some form of democracy.
3. No answer Jim Prentice could give about reasonable process and consultation is going to make the crowd happy.
I do not defend Prentice or any government's handling of the copyright file, and I am reasonably sure I won't like everything I see in any reform bill myself, but holy festivus could we maybe see the bill before we grab our pitchforks?
Please note: No actual pitchforks appear in this video -- because the pitchfork is an analog tool of the old economy. Boing Boing and FaceBook are working on a virtual pitchfork application as I write this.