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Evangelical Christians succeed where lefty activists fail—in protesting a Toronto visit from former U.S. President George W. Bush

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George W. Bush—yes, that George W. Bush—gave a speech in Toronto this week and no one seemed to notice. The former U.S. president spoke at a Toronto hotel on Monday yet no protesters showed up. It may sound like a miracle, but the absence of dissent was probably due to the fact that the event wasn’t publicized. There’s even a delightful twist to this strange story. While the city’s dyed-in-the-wool activists missed their chance to confront a real-life Republican, bizarrely, a local evangelical Christian college made the most of the opportunity. Former students at Tyndale University College mounted such strong opposition to a private speaking engagement with Bush slated for Tuesday that the event was cancelled. Go figure. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »