All across this country Canadians are SHOUTING!! Canadians are PROTESTING!!!
Quoted from the AAEV:( Environmental Voters Party of Canada) : “Harper intends to make toothless most of the legal and regulatory framework that protects Canada’s environment and animals. The Species at Risk Act, the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board, all these and more are being gutted, hamstrung, neutered to give Harper-friendly industries unfettered license to degrade, to destroy, to kill the environment and animals. All to fuel their reckless drive for profit – and damn the cost!”
We must speak out against this budget and his plans to sell out and destroy Canada. This is OUR magnificent land, NOT his!! We must support all those int he fight to STOP HARPER…people like Francois Paulette who has worked so hard bringing the truth to the world about the Oilsands, the ACFN who fight against Shell..it is up to all of us to STAND TOGETHER UNITED in ONE VOICE. Letters and emails must be sent out to Opposition Party Environment Critics, to your Members of Parliament. All our lives and that of future generations depends on STOPPING this.
OPPOSITION PARTY ENVIRONMENT CRITICS:
Megan Leslie, NDP: Ottawa (613-995-7614) N.S. (902-426.8691) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsty Duncan, Liberal: Ottawa (613-995-4702) Etobicoke (416-747-6003) email@example.com
Elizabeth May, Green Party: Ottawa (613-996-1119) B.C. (800-667-9188) Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca
MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT: The Hon. Peter Kent : Ottawa (613-992-0253) Thornhill (905-886-9911) firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK OUT EVENTS ARE PLANNED ACROSS THE COUNTRY
THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR HERITAGE, OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR CANADA!!!
IN THE NEWS:
NORTHERN JOURNAL: www.srj.ca
“Norway church backs Dene Oilsands fight”…”Bishop, Sami Parliament ask Statoil to pull out of Alberta”
by Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt: ” A prominent bishop in Norway is the latest luminary to throw some weight behind Francois Paulette’s campaign against the oil sands, which took the Dene elder from Smith’s Landing First Nation on a tour of the Scandinavian country this month”……”all 12 bishops of the Church of Norway have joined opposition to Canada’s oil sands in solidarity with Canada’s indigenous peoples.”
“ACFN heads to Shell AGM in Netherlands
by Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt: ” Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is sending a representative to the Hague in the Netherlands this week to confront shareholders of oil sands company Royal Dutch Shell at their annual general meeting May 22.”…”The First Nation is adamantly rejecting Shell’s two future oilsands project proposals, the Jackpine mine expansion and Pierre River mine.”
“Majority of oilsands companies foreign-owned – Report hits back at attack on ‘foreign funded environmentalists’
By Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt: “A report by environmental group ForestEthics Advocacy shows that 71 percent of all oil sands production is owned by foreign companies.”
Bloggers Note: Co-founder of ForestEthics, Tzeporah Berman, is quoted in this article as saying “With the majority of profits from the tar sands operations flowing to foreign companies, we need to ask in whose interest is the Government of Canada under Prime Minister Harper serving?”
15 oil companies were looked at in the review, nine have headquarters in Canada and ForestEthics found that over 50% of all nine of these headquartered in Canada are actually owned by foreign interests.
Excerpt: ” The study also found that over (51.1 percent) of all oil and gas operating revenue in Canada went to foreign entities, such as China. According to Skuce, Canada is quickly becoming China’s “resource colony.”"
The new 2012 Federal Budget is targeting environmentalists/Groups by stipulating that “charitable organizations WILL NOT be able to register as donors and receive income tax credits unless they are pursuing activities “in the national interest of Canada.” Those opposing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline have been accused by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver of being “foreign funded radicals.”
Question: IS IT NOT IN THE ” national interest of Canada” TO protect OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR LAND, OUR WATER, OUR WILDLIFE????? IS IT NOT IN THE ” national interest of Canada” TO PROTECT OUR HERITAGE, TO ENSURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A PRISTINE CANADA TO RAISE THEIR OWN FAMILIES??
Apparently to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, apparently to the current Prime Minister of Canada and to the Conservative Party now in power, none of this matters whatsoever as long as our countries continued exploitation and sell out moves forward as planned.
Harper’s plan “to block foreign funding of environmental organizations” has far reaching implications. ForestEthics Advocacy was formed by “breaking off” as a “new arm of the registered charity,ForestEthics in order to engage in political activity following the budget announcement.”
ANIMAL ALLIANCE ENVIRONMENT VOTERS PARTY OF CANADA (AAEV)
IS THE ONLY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTY IN CANADA
FOCUSED ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL PROTECTION ISSUES
As a Registered Political Party the AAEV is in the position whereby they are able to engage activity opposing the Conservative plans to Sell Out Canada, to gut Environmental protection and “to degrade, to destroy, to kill the environment and animals” . As a Registered Political Party donations in support of the AAEV are Contributions to a Canadian Political Party and are therefore issued Tax Receipts which may be claimed on individual Tax Returns.
Having myself, represented the AAEV during the 2011 Federal Election, I am very proud to say that I did receive votes here in the NWT. I am extremely proud to be part of an amazing organization that continues to fight to protect Canada and my support will continue.
In a message from Director, Liz White:
“The Harper Conservatives have declared war on environmental charities. They’ve threatened them with the Canada Revenue Agency persecuting them and revoking their charitable status if they speak out honestly and accurately about Canada’s most environmentally destructive industries. It’s for this reason that Dr. David Suzuki was forced to resign from his own foundation. It was the only way he could be free to speak out.”
“The Minister at the Canada Revenue Agency which the Conservatives will use to persecute environmental charities is none other than Gail Shea, the former Fisheries Minister who waged war on harp seals and grey seals with deceit, bogus science, and baseless slander against animal protection groups. She’ll relish persecuting green charities.”
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