• Tell Hootsuite: cancel your contract with ICE
    Forced sterilization of migrants. Separating refugee children from their families. Actively refusing to protect detainees from COVID. ICE is committing human rights atrocities. Full stop. The catastrophically evil record of ICE is not news. These atrocities are well documented - there is literally an ICE atrocities database. [1] Ongoing human rights atrocities were explicitly cited by Union Pacific, the latest corporation to cut ties with Trump's enforcement thugs. [2] And yet Vancouver-based Hootsuite, a certified B Company that is chartered explicitly "meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance", just signed a three-year contract with ICE. This is complicity with Trump's neofascist human rights abuses - for profit. People in Canada are mortified by the Trump regime. We may not be able to vote in their election, but we certainly will not sit idly by and allow a Canadian corporation to profit from atrocity. We are demanding that Hootsuite join the many corporations who have cut ties with ICE, and cancel the new contract immediately. Sources: [1] https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses [2] https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/union-pacific-railroad-police-cuts-ties-ice
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  • BC NDP: Respect and uphold the Equity Mandate.
    Annita McPhee is a progressive Indigenous woman wanting to become the BC NDP candidate for Stikine riding. Annita announced her intention to seek the nomination once it was announced that Doug Donaldson would not seek re-election. However, the Party is trying to make exceptions to the policy to parachute in a Party-picked candidate. She needs your support to ensure the BC NDP doesn’t break its rules. She needs your help to support opportunities for progressive Indigenous women to run for the BC NDP.
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  • Cancel the $19 billion fighter jet purchase - use the funds for the Green New Deal
    We need to challenge the power of the military-industrial complex Do you know that the largest lobby group for the fighter jets is a charity - the Global Affairs Institute? We need the $19 billion for housing, child care, the green new deal, and for education, long-term care, etc. Quote: "More for COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets" Fighter jets are a major polluter, and they are mainly used for air shows.
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  • No Federal Election in 2020
    2020 is not the year that Canadians need to hold a Federal Election! The Bloc Quebequois leader has vowed to trigger a federal election in the fall if the PM and Finance Minister fail to resign over the WE scandal. Is now really the best time to hold a federal election, diverting attention and resources from the critical fight against Covid-19. Disrupting current programs and policies which have proven mostly effective in controlling a global pandemic for partisan political posturing seems like the last thing Canadians need at this time of strife.
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  • Support Adoption of Distance Voting in Canadian Parliament
    It is time that the federal government started moving ahead. Based on the lessons learned from COVID-19, it's time to adopt new and innovative ways to ensure the work we elected our officials to do can get done.
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  • Save the Van Dusen pedestrian bridge
    - No public notification, information, or consultation about the closure, duration or reopening - Impacts (reduced routes) to cyclists, pedestrians, and families during this time of social distancing / pandemic - Impacts to kids (increased distance / increased risk on high traffic routes) walking to local public schools including Norseman, Our Lady of Sorrows, Bishop Allen, and ECI - Impacts to traffic to local businesses on Bloor street
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  • Democracy Is At Stake In Canada
    The Rural Municipality of St. Andrews Manitoba is just north of Winnipeg and in the municipal election held October of 2018 Joy Sul was elected the new Mayor of the RM with 61.82% of the vote. A clear majority of voters chose her to lead our community. On December 16th of 2019 five members of council (that have now become known in the community as “The Group of Five”) after months of strategically changing municipal by-laws held an emergency council meeting where they voted to remove the Mayor's powers as Chair of council and as Spokesperson for the RM. What these five councillors did is undemocratic and frankly inappropriate and embarrassing. The Mayor has since taken legal action against the RM and the councillors in question to have the vote overturned and restore democracy to our community. With COVID-19 throwing the world into chaos of course, the court date has been pushed back and the issue has still not been resolved. St. Andrews is a small community and I fear because it is so small that not many people are even aware that this affront to democracy in Canada has taken place. If the court were to find in favour with the five councillors that voted to remove the mayors powers it would set a dangerous precedent for every single municipality across Canada. Below are a few news articles with the most recent public information about the situation. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/rm-st-andrews-mayor-stripped-powers-1.5398751 https://winnipegsun.com/opinion/columnists/aldrich-st-andrews-council-needs-a-time-out-for-schoolyard-coup https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/frustration-deepens-in-st-andrews-after-mayor-loses-key-powers-1.4737917 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/st-andrews-mayor-court-application-hearing-council-stripped-duties-1.5415688 https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/a-very-dangerous-precedent-rm-of-st-andrews-draws-provincial-attention-over-coup-in-council-1.4767675 There has also been a GoFundMe fundraiser started up by a concerned member of the community to help the Mayor pay her legal fees. As she was the one to initiate legal action against the RM and the councillors she is responsible for paying all of her legal fees while the councillors will have their legal costs paid for by the RM. Any surplus funds (or all funds in the event that the five councillors are forced to pay the mayor's legal fees) will remain in St. Andrews and be donated to help save Captain Kennedy House, a St Andrews historic landmark. https://www.gofundme.com/f/mayor-joy-sul-democracy?fbclid=IwAR1VHbjXu7qCgcZzJD4xSF9N1m1tDkBrFq4JFlaVtR21m64qiXVn_1Q6Uq4 https://www.change.org/p/hon-cathy-cox-river-east-minister-of-sport-culture-and-heritage-pc-save-captain-kennedy-house https://whatsupwinnipeg.ca/local-committee-has-plans-to-save-the-historic-kennedy-house/
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  • Support Hong Kong Residents Fleeing China's Crackdown
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) just passed a devastating new law that punishes anybody in Hong Kong who speaks out against the authoritarian regime. Left unchecked, CPC’s rampant trampling of rights in Hong Kong could destroy the city once declared the most ‘free’ in the world. Already, people and governments around the world have condemned China’s brutal new law that violates Hong Kong’s autonomy. Last week, the United Kingdom announced special visas to welcome Hong Kong citizens fleeing the region for fear of persecution and loss of freedom. The special accommodations include 5-year work and study visas, after which HK citizens can apply for citizenship. Some MPs are already in support of amending immigration rules to make it easier for Hong Kong citizens to find a path to permanent residency. Hong Kong citizens need our help. Will you sign the petition urging the federal government to provide special visas and a citizenship pathway to residents fleeing Hong Kong?
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  • Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act,
    WHO IS AT RISK? More than 3 million girls are estimated to be at risk for FGM annually. More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and west where FGM is concentrated. The practice is most common in the Western, Eastern, and North-Eastern regions of Africa, in some countries the Middle East and west as well as among migrants from these areas. FGM is therefore a global concern. FGM is recognized Marsabit County as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. Types of female genital mutilation Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. In 1997, WHO classified female genital mutilation into four different types? Since then, experience with using this classification revealed the need to subdivide these categories, to capture the varieties of FGM in more detail. Severity (which here corresponds to the amount of tissue damaged) and health risk are closely related to the type of FGM performed as well as the amount of tissue that is cut. The four major types of FGM, and their subtypes, are: Type I. Partial or total removal of the clitoral glans (the external and visible part of the clitoris, which is a sensitive part of the female genitals, with the function of providing sexual pleasure to the woman), and/or the prepuce/clitoral hood (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoral glans). When it is important to distinguish between the major variations of Type I FGM, the following subdivisions are used: Type Ia. Removal of the prepuce/clitoral hood only. Type Ib. Removal of the clitoral glans with the prepuce/clitoral hood. Type II. Partial or total removal of the clitoral glans and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without removal of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva). When it is important to distinguish between the major variations of Type II FGM, the following subdivisions are used: Type IIa. Removal of the labia minora only. Type IIb. Partial or total removal of the clitoral glans and the labia minora (prepuce/clitoral hood may be affected). Type IIc. Partial or total removal of the clitoral glans, the labia minora and the labia majora (prepuce/clitoral hood may be affected). Type III. (Often referred to as infibulation). Narrowing of the vaginal opening with the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the labia minora, or labia majora. The covering of the vaginal opening is done with or without removal of the clitoral prepuce/clitoral hood and glans (Type I FGM). When it is important to distinguish between variations of Type III FGM, the following subdivisions are used: Type IIIa. Removal and repositioning of the labia minora. Type IIIb. Removal and repositioning of the labia majora. Type IV. All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, for example pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterization. Deinfibulation refers to the practice of cutting open the sealed vaginal opening of a woman who has been infibulated (Type III). This is often done to allow sexual intercourse or to facilitate childbirth, and is often necessary for improving the woman’s health and well-being. Despite the health risks, some women undergo a narrowing of their vaginal opening again after being deinfibulated, at the time of childbirth – meaning that they may undergo a series of repeated infibulations and deinfibulations throughout the life-course.
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  • Stop cow moose and calf culling.
    The provincial government should not be making decisions over regions/lands and approving cow moose and calf culling. We need the moose population back for local residents and for future generations.
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  • Rename Summer Civic Holiday After Terry Fox across Canada
    Terry Fox, Canada's greatest hero -- is someone we can all be proud of. The August civic holiday should follow Manitoba's lead be renamed #TerryFoxDay across Canada- a national hero who’s reach grows each year. All these others who civic holidays are named for well you never know ....
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  • WHAT'S IN A NAME: Streets and Monuments Global Reclamation
    An overhaul in education and accurate historical representation are essential to demonstrate a commitment to dismantling systems of white supremacy and colonization. May this step facilitate healing and be the first step of many we take to actively begin creating a more just and peaceful future for ALL.
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