Where: Prince Rupert NDP Constituency 818 Third Avenue West Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1M6
From 12-12:30 – For half an hour of your time join us in front of Nathan Cullen’s office across from Overwaitea. Bring a letter that you can deposit in the mail slot asking Harper to break up the Budget Bill into separate pieces to debated separately. Bringing signs, pots and pans to make some noise is encouraged.
Since the Harper Conservatives announced their Omnibus Budget Bill, more and more Canadians are rallying against a Bill that would put a black mark on our democracy. Join a national day of action at MP constituency offices, and across Canada this Saturday, June 2nd.
In the budget are changes to the EI program that will devastate our seasonal workers. There are changes that will allow cabinet to have final say whether pipelines such as the Enbridge Northern Gateway project should be approved or not irregardless of what the Joint review panel decides. It guts the Fisheries Act no longer protecting the habitat of our precious resource. It closes Coast Guard Stations and abolishes the ocean pollution monitoring program. Enough already!
Even some traditional Conservative allies are now saying that the Harper Conservatives have gone too far. Last week, David Wilks, a Conservative MP, told a small group of his constituents that he, and many other Conservative MPs, were deeply troubled by the Budget Bill and that he would consider voting against it if 12 of his colleagues, enough to stop the bill, stood with him. A day later, after receiving intense pressure from the Harper Conservatives, Wilks publicly reversed his position.
It’s time to stand up. blackmark.leadnow.ca/