“The Harper Government” threatens us all – Seniors, Veterans, First Nations, Unions, Students and Families, it poses a clear danger to our environment. We are working on events to present a wide spectrum of opposition to this government.
Across Canada concerns are growing over the Harper Government’s legitimacy to rule and the complete disregard for our democratic rights by this government. Concerned Canadians from coast to coast to coast have stepped forward to organize several days of public demonstration against the Harper Government in response to this abuse of power. The National Stop Harper Campaign is the name of this citizen-driven movement.
So last year a few of us managed to create a National Stop Harper Day on Canada Day. Over 14 cities participated and it was a huge success despite the lack of media coverage. For example, the Winnipeg chapter had a “funeral” parade and also a table set up during the Osborne Village Street Festival where they had petitions, t-shirts and information. They sold over 200 t-shirts! It was a very great day and everyone supported the event fully. Anyways, we want to recreate that again this year – a second annual event.
The main event will be held during the 2013 Conservative Party of Canada Convention June 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta. These days of demonstrations will demand Stephen Harper to step down from Prime Minister and that a fair election be called as is guaranteed in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
There will be two Canada-wide days of action for community members unable to attend the Calgary demonstrations but wanting to show solidarity and support:
June 28 is National Stop Harper Day Demonstrations calling for the removal of the Harper government from office and an election be called (Calgary and solidarity events across Canada)
July 1 is Save Canada Day and is being held on our national day of pride, Canada Day.
THE SAVE CANADA DAY PLAN:
1. RALLY AT CITY HALL – 12:00 – 1:30pm
2. MARCH TO PRINCES ISLAND – VIA 8th AVE to 3rd ST to the park – 1:30 – 2:30pm
3. SAVE CANADA VILLAGE – establish & occupy rally space at Prince’s Island Park 2:30 – 9:00 pm (exact location TBA)
We have several people across the country working on press releases and other information that we are starting to collect but we invite INM, Leadnow, Labour Unions and all others to join us in planning and promotion. We would love to have you guys on board, for support, to advertise and to also put your stamp on this event. We are not an official organization, just a group of people who care.
Join in Three Days of peaceful public action centered around the Telus Convention Centre and City Hall areas. This assembly co-incides with the National policy convention of the federal Conservative party.
The Canada We Want is a three-day summit – June 27 to 29, 2013 – bringing together a coalition of Canadians advocating for democracy, the environment and Aboriginal treaty rights. The majority of Canadians value Human Rights, we care about people who are hurting, and we give millions in world aid. This is no different – it’s just closer to home. This is our country, our children’s future at risk.
The Conservative Party of Canada holds their National Convention June 27 to 29 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. While this convention is going on, this coalition of Canadians will not be silent, waiting for others to make decisions affecting our lives. We will have information booths downtown, presentations, rallies, demonstrations, entertainment, panels, teach-ins, and thought-provoking conversations. In keeping with the Indigenous traditions of inclusivity, we are sharing knowledge to create change peacefully.
The duty to consult First Nations people is written into several laws, but is usually ignored and rarely enforced. The duty to consult is a part of the Constitution of Canada, through section 35 of the Constitution Act. This ‘Duty to Consult’ inadvertently protects the environment because Aboriginal people hold that Mother Earth is a living being. She is to be revered, respected, appreciated, protected, not destroyed and poisoned by greed, garbage and chemicals.
The small Hupacasath First Nation is standing up to the government’s refusal to follow its own laws. They are true warriors facing the bully Harper, trying to stop Canadians from making a huge mistake with staggering repercussions for the environment and Canada’s future.
By circumventing these provisions, the conservative government breaks Canadian law, endangering the Canadian environment, placing the lives of all Canadians at risk – in the name of short-sighted profit. This is a Human Rights attack that will drastically affect ALL Canadians, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.
Find more information about the CPC convention at their link
http://www.cpcconvention.ca/?page_id=6 Where they state:
The Constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada outlines that they hold a convention, and that delegates at the convention be responsible for:
Amending the Constitution;
Adopting and amending Party policy;
Electing a National Council
We genuinely believe that the vast majority of Canadians know that our cause is just and that when properly educated on these issues, they will make their voices heard, either in public or in the voting polls. This event is to do precisely that. Please join us.