Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Dec 21 2012
All the benefits Roslyn Kunin attributes to life in Canada in her recent column, including peace and order and good government came about through civil disobedience. The suffragettes who won women the right vote did not shy away from it.
Civil disobedience is breaking an unjust law or breaking a law to draw attention to an unjust law. It has played a major role in creating democracy around the world. We shouldn’t forget that ever.
A must-watch video on the ongoing fight against Enbridge’s cursed pipeline. The following New Democrat MPs visit Terrace, Kitimat and Kitamaat, British Columbia, and discuss the energy giant’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline: Deputy Leader and Environment critic, Megan Leslie (Halifax); House Leader, Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley); Public Safety & LGBTT critic, Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca); Western Economic Diversification Canada & Deputy Fisheries critic, Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam); and Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior).
We’re sending this e-mail because we want to make one thing crystal clear.
Despite the best efforts of Canada’s federal government to fast track oil tanker and pipeline projects, we’re closer to stopping them than we’ve ever been. We’ve got a plan to play political hardball that can finish the job, and you are a key player.