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Bill C-309 states that anyone who commits an illegal act while wearing a mask at a protest can face 10 years in prison. While we are grateful for such a bill, it isn't good enough. If someone carries a loaded gun while committing a crime, it can be assumed he is willing to use it; I'd argue that any person wearing a mask or disguise at any controversial protest is up to no good, and can be assumed to be contemplating illegal behaviour.
After its initial success, it's time for Occupy to think big. It won't be easy. Everyone thinks their cause is the most important. But the attempt to build this unity would have to be couched in language that encourages open dialogue and willingness to focus on root causes and not just symptoms.
For all practical purposes the month-long long protest and park sleep-in is over. Patience has run out. Personally, protesters lost me when they began to agitate about the "sacred fire" they have in the park, contrary to park regulations.