Calgary Chamber of Commerce George W. Bush

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Former United States President George W. Bush had lunch in Calgary today, and 200-300 protesters showed up outside the 1,500 person luncheon hosted by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. At least three protesters have been reported as being arrested. According to the Toronto Star, the $400 per ticket luncheon will score Bush at least $100,000 in fees.

Gena Rotstein was at this afternoon’s protest and posted a recap on her blog, and Aaron Braaten has shared his theory on the actual reason for Bush’s visit to Calgary.

You can follow Bush’s Calgary visit on Twitter at #gwbyyc and check out a photo gallery of the protests at CBC Calgary.