by Franke James
Thank you Franke James..your presentation is brilliant.
Bloggers note: please take the time to read this and to pass onto others. As a Free Nation Canadians can no longer afford to allow our environment, waters and animals to be exploited, poisoned and destroyed.
Those that speak out against such atrocities have been labelled by MP Joe Oliver, Minister of the Environment, as terrorists……WE ARE NOT……we believe in our country and all that it stands for….we want to PROTECT our country for future generations….we VALUE our country and honor those who have died to PROTECT our Rights and Freedoms to freely express our concerns, our displeasure and the Sell Out of this Great Land.
This amazing video says it all.
You’ve felt it your entire life
The Greatest Speech Ever Made
Opinion: Canada’s mass firing of ocean scientists brings ‘silent summer’
Seal Hunt Has Started Again
Stop Poisoning the Boreal Forest
Bloggers Note: Ironic that ads have been running on National Television inviting Canadians to “Join the Discussion” on our ‘Charter of Rights and Freedoms’…….
one might now ask …
What rights and freedoms? Do we have any left?
REPOSTED: from AVAAZ.ORG
URGENT !! Canada – Our rights, under attack! / URGENT! Canada – Nos droits, sous attaque!
Bill 78 will affect many non-radical animal activists, who hold “PEACEFUL” demonstrations against all forms of animal cruelty. Please read the article below, sign, circulate and post to your sites. Thanks!
Projet de loi 78 affectera beaucoup des activistes d’animaux non-radicaux, qui détiennent des manifestations « Pacifique » contre toutes les formes de cruauté envers les animaux. Veuillez lire l’article ci-dessous, signer, faire circuler et publier sur vos sites. Merci !
Dear friends across Canada,
|Québec Premier Jean Charest just enacted a draconian emergency law restricting the most basic rights of free assembly — all to quash students protesting tuition hikes. Sign the petition now to stand up for the basic Canadian values of free speech and assembly and call for an end to this law:|
Québec Premier Jean Charest just enacted a draconian emergency law restricting the most basic rights of free assembly. The law could turn Canada into an international embarrassment — making us look more like the Middle Eastern police states the Arab Spring just overthrew — unless we show the world that Canadians reject this type of outdated suppression.
The emergency law, known as Bill 78, imposes massive fines of up to $125,000 for organizing peaceful protests — the most basic right of free democracies. And anyone hoping to gather just 50 people must give police 8 hours notice! Legal scholars are uniform in declaring the law unconstitutional, but while we wait for the courts to strike it down, free speech is in jeopardy. Let’s join together and show leaders everywhere Canadians reject this attack on basic rights and that all suppression will bring is a stronger opposition.
Our country’s constitutional rights and international reputation are at risk. Join the call and forward to everyone — if we reach 50,000 signers, Avaaz will erect giant protesters in front of Montreal representatives’ offices to bring our national call home to politicians:
The freedom to peacefully assemble is a fundamental right enshrined in the Canadian constitution. It’s a basic right respected throughout the democratic world and now the Québec government is trampling all over it. When governments try to change the rules of the game like this to suppress their opponents, one of two things happen: freedom begins to wither or the backlash leads to a brighter and freer day. Right now, police are already cracking down: over 300 people were arrested at once on Sunday night. But if we stand together, we can ensure that our voices lead to a better tomorrow.
The student demonstrations over tuition hikes that provoked this over-the-top response have been largely peaceful. A small group of radicals and overzealous police shouldn’t be allowed to destroy Montreal or our basic rights and values. But instead of directing police to respect protesters, Premier Charest decided to fan the flames by passing this backwards bill. This is not the way democracies deal with legitimate debate and it’s time we show Charest and the rest of our country’s Premiers that citizens everywhere will not stand for being silenced or intimidated.
Join the call to repeal Bill 78’s attack on our rights — click here to sign:
Throughout the world, peaceful demonstrations have overcome repressive backlashes. At a moment when even the Middle East is overthrowing emergency laws intended to suppress, Canada shouldn’t be going backwards. Let’s join the spirit of the day and show that we too are capable of overcoming ignorance, fear and abuse of power.
Emma, Ari, Ricken, Mélanie, Laryn and the rest of the Avaaz team
Montreal protesters defy demo law and clash with police (CBC)
Lawyers compare Quebec’s controversial protest bill to War Measures Act (National Post)
Montreal student groups to challenge Bill 78 in court (Ottawa Citizen)
After Bill 78, two nights of violence in Montreal streets (Montreal Gazette)
Montreal police pepper spraying bar patrons during protest melee (video) (Ottawa Citizen)
Bill 78 — An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend (Assemblée nationale du Québec)