ONLINE ACTIONS Callthe prime minister’s office and leave a message at 613-992-4211 (Parliamentary office). Call the BC Premier, John Horgan, at 250-387-1715 (Parliamentary office). Call BC Minister of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation Scott Fraser at 250-953-4844. A longer list can be found on the website. OR Send an email to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau firstname.lastname@example.org; BC premier John Horgan email@example.com; BC RCMP firstname.lastname@example.org; Indigenous relations and reconciliation Scott Fraser IRR.Minister@gov.bc.ca. A longer list can be found on the website
Here are some asks we encourage you to mention in your messages: The RCMP must stand down, remove their exclusion zone, let the press do its job, release all arrested legal observers and land defenders, and leave the Wet’suwet’en territory. BC premier John Horgan must meet with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, exercise diplomacy between nations. PM Trudeau, the federal government, and the BC government must respect Wet’suwet’en sovereignty and the principle of free, prior and informed consent for resource-extracting projects on their land as stated in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, which Canada has signed and BC has put into provincial law. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination requires Canada to halt the CGL pipeline project and withdraw RCMP from the territory in order to avoid further violations of Wet’suwet’en, constitutional, and international law. The governments and police must stop supporting corporations who are stealing resources and condemning our children to a world rendered uninhabitable by climate change. 3. Sign and share our petition: http://chng.it/KMD9bjwLNy 4. Donate to support the Wet’suwet’en new legal challenge at https://raventrust.com/2020/02/06/breaking-news-wetsuweten-launch-legal-challenge-to-pipeline/
Lanark County Neighbours
Our next general meeting will take place on Monday, March 9thth at 6:30pm at the Table Community Food Centre in Perth. Hope to see you there!