A group of locals planning to protest the Canadian winter coat maker Canada Goose in St. George's Square March 2 had to cancel their demonstration because of . . . . . cold weather.
An organizer of the protest, Larissa Ravel, wrote this to my editor, Phil Andrews, asking for us to attend:
"There will be an anti Canada Goose demo this Sunday (March 2nd) from 1:00-2:00 pm in St. George's square. There will be people dressed as coyotes in leg traps and other people holding signs."
But later, Larissa reached out to tell us about a change:
"Due to weather conditions, the date of the demo has been changed to next weekend. I will let you know as soon as the time is finalized. Thank you!"
If the protest goes ahead this coming Sunday, they're in luck. Environment Canada is calling for a high of -3C.
Protesters claim the Coyote fur used to line hoods of many Canada Goose jackets is obtained through use of leghold traps, which cause animals an enormous amount of pain.
In a statement on its website Canada Goose says their trapping practices follow all provincial and federal standards, and that Canada leads the world when it comes to "humane trapping methods."
Full Disclosure: I have a Canada Goose jacket, but I chose not to buy one with fur lining.