April 12 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Members of Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) joined the Global Day of Action on Military Spending by holding a small rally outside the Halifax Central Library on Thursday. Protesters conducted a penny poll, and participants also took pictures with banners offering alternatives to military spending. NSVOW member Kathrin Winkler spoke with the Chronicle Herald about the significance of the day (you can read the news and see a video here). The protest also aired in Global News that evening. The public was invited answer the question, “If I had 1.75 trillion dollars (approximate worldwide annual spending on the military), I would #move the money to __.”  They were then invited to take selfies with their answer.

People voted with quarters provided by the organisers what they considered the national priorities should be, the results being:

Health and Education:  73  Environment:  64

Women and Children:  52  Arts and Culture:  36

Peace:  36  Military:  2