Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Stronger Voice Needed Before MPs Vote On Contentious Bill C-38 Thursday
Chilliwack protest planned June 13 at Strahl's office
Submitted by Gary Haggquist, Hope BC/Voice file photo
Wendy Major (blue sign) and Stó:lō elder Eddie Gardiner at the rally outside MP Mark Strahl's office last Saturday.
am not part of any official group, we're just a bunch of concerned citizens – average Canadians – who signed Leadnow.ca petition against bill C-38. The four of us were informed by Leadnow about the June 2nd event and we got together of our own volition to stand against our government.
We can no longer sit idly by and watch
the Harper Conservatives dismantle many of things we hold dear about
this great country. Personally, I have never been politically
active. This is the first time in my 53 years that I have felt the
need to stand up and challenge the actions of my government.
We are among the majority of Canadians
who want to see this bill broken up so that separate and meaningful
debate can take place on some of its more controversial and alarming
aspects - the gutting of environmental and fisheries laws, the
speeding up of the environmental review process, the consolidation
of decision making within cabinet and with the Prime Minister, as
well as changes in rules of eligibility for employment insurance and
old age security - just to name a few - it is an over 400 page
Protestors meet at Conservative MP Mark Strahl's office at 7388 Vedder Road, Suite 102, Chilliwack on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm.
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