Not quite as planned.

Ottawa Protest
Imagine if you threw a protest and nobody came.

President Bush visited Canada today and met with primarily muted protests. A large anti-Bush crowd was expected, but according to The Globe and Mail there was “a crowd of several hundred protesters”. The CBC reported that “as many as 5,000 protesters thronged the streets around Parliament Hill.” This CBC blog indicates that crowd estimates by police ran from 2500-4000, though the protesters stated that there were 15,000 people there.

Most of the coverage was quite relaxed, except for this Toronto Star article (registration may be required), which referred to the president as “defiant.”