Monday, June 4th
HAPPENING TODAY IN CANADA – BLACKOUT / SPEAKOUT – MONDAY, JUNE 4th 2012
No matter where you live, show your solidarity with Canadians today! WE ARE ONE! http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/
Speak out on June 4, 2012 in defense of two core Canadian values: nature and democracy.
Our land, water and climate are all threatened by the latest federal budget. Proposed changes to Canadian law will weaken environmental rules and silence the voices of those who seek to defend them.
ALL of our voices are at risk.
SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION
Join a committed group of organizations representing millions of Canadians as we darken our websites on June 4 in protest against efforts to silence your voice.
Courtesy of ‘The Harper Government’ ….this is an extremely important international moment.
‘Bill C-38 Undoes Decades of Environmental Law’
Environmentalists are also up in arms as the bill would repeal the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. It would also jettison red tape for major resource development projects, shorten the list of protected species, and overhaul the country’s Fisheries Act so that the federal government would only regulate the country’s major waterways.
The Green Party of Canada warned that if the bill passed in its current form, it would “undo decades of environmental law,” and “profoundly degrade the Canadian government’s ability to defend our environment.”
As the battle of the mega-bill is just getting started, some 13,000 thousand websites across Canada will go “black” next Monday to rally the public against it.
Campaign organizers have called potential supporters to join “a committed group of organizations representing millions of Canadians” as they darken their websites “in defense of nature and society.”
While many websites will go offline, campaign organizers have asked volunteers unable shut down entirely to at least feature a splash page explaining why their site appears black.
SIGN UP HERE TO OPPOSE!!! – http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/take_action.php