September 23, 2017 Alberta Legislature: During yesterday's #172nd art show I informed Sheriffs and the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, M.L.A. who is the Speaker of the Legislature assembly that I'm calling out to other Albertans to contact the Lieutenant Governor Alberta Lois Mitchell to ask her to relieve the Sergeant-at-Arms from his duties because he does not respect the rights and freedoms of Albertans and Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Speaker said he will look into my allegations...
It's been well over a year since I was threatened by the Alberta Legislature assembly Sergeant-at-Arms Brian Hodgson saying he was going to deal with me after verbally banning me in front of the Alberta Legislature steps from showing my paintings depicting the Alberta wildfires on the Alberta Legislature grounds. He said he did not like my (Citizen Free News) YouTubes, claiming my commentaries were inaccurate and that I was hurting the MLAs who work inside the Alberta Legislature.
When I quoted the Canadian Charter protecting my rights and freedoms to express art and freedom of the press he said the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms do not apply on the Alberta Legislature grounds, only he dose. That's when I reached for my recording device to record our conversation and publish it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7ERns5sgFY0
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The 2016 Fire and Rain art project was banned and threatened with police action. This resulted with me picketing the Alberta Government 8 days in defense of my right to freely express myself with art on the grounds and in 2017, 36 days picketing the City of Edmonton after I was threatened with police action by a city employee for showing a single painting depicting the Fort McMurray wildfire on New Years Eve. The City and the Province have since both agreed to allow me to freely express myself with art in public. This delayed my 2017 Not a Bystander art project that did not get underway until after the picket against the City of Edmonton was resolved March 10, 2017. This is why I decided to include the bullying that comes from Government and it's employees to this project Not a Bystander.
Art is Freedom - Picket The City of Edmonton
"Freedom is important, especially today"-B.K., "True North Strong and FREE, a line straight from our anthem"- E.K., "Escape is freedom from judgmental civilians who should mind their own business - and help those /encourage them who try to get a happy lifestyle..." -A.C.R.L.W.-B, "Freedom is Honesty, Being Honest is Love"-C, "Free The Art"-W.C., "Freedom is our right. In any form express it with art. If art was a crime Leonardo would have been doing the time"-E.B., "Sovereignty is Freedom"- Dene Warrior, "Edmonton Ward 9 candidate"-S.P., "Lets make Edmonton the City of Art and Imagination"-D, Art is Expression, Freedom is Art"-V, "Keep Fighting to Speak your Piece"-N.R., "Freedom is my right as a human being..." - C.A., "Freedom, Art and Honesty"-M.M., "If freedom is the child, then understanding is the mother and determination is the father"- R.K.A., "Art is a way to express ourselves as an artist, and its not something that others can simply take it away from us"- Kevan Lyons. "Art is Freedom"- Love A.L., "自由" S.L.