Monday, January 28, 2013

National Day of Action in Canada Protesting Conservative's Assault on the Environment

On January 28th Canadians from across the country will be protesting the environmental policies of the ruling Conservative government. Last year the Harper Conservatives made countless efforts to undermine democratic protections, including two massive omnibus budget bills that gutted environmental laws, cut services and infringed on Aboriginal rights and title.

Canada's Members of Parliament are returning to Ottawa on Monday, January 28th, and people from across the country are planning a national day of action to show the government that Canadians are coming together to stand up for our democracy.

The Day of Action is being staged by a broad range of civil society groups have organized a new network called Common Causes to coordinate their efforts to hold this government accountable and promote democracy, environmental protection and human rights. These groups are hosting this Monday’s rallies across Canada to welcome MPs returning to Parliament,

Common Causes has planned this Monday’s day of action with the Idle No More movement, and the joint rallies will support the movement’s goals of defending Aboriginal rights and title and protecting our shared environment.

Common Causes Rallies and Events - Monday January 28th

Common Causes Rallies
Idle No More

Ottawa – March and Rally 
Place and Time: 11:10am Victoria Island March. Gather at #CommonCauses banner and march together in solidarity to Parliament Hill for Speeches. 2:15pm Parliament Hill - Maude Barlow delivers a message on behalf of Common Causes. Contact: Anil Naidoo anil@canadians.org

Courtenay/Comox – Rally
Place and Time: 12:00 noon at 3310 Comox Road across from the I-Hos Gallery. Contact: Kathie Woodley, riverside11@shaw.ca

Edmonton – Solidarity Event
Place and Time: 12:15pm – Churchill Square Contact: Bill Moore-Kilgannon, billmk@pialberta.org

Guelph – Screening and Discussion
Place and Time: 7pm, Room 103, University Centre, University of Guelph – Toxic Trespass screening with Q&A (Possible mid-afternoon march TBC) Contact: nrchaloner@hotmail.com

Halifax – March and Rally
Place and Time: 10am – Gathering at the Holiday Inn parking, March across the MacDonald Bridge, rally at either Halifax Commons or Citadel Hill Contact: Angela Giles – agiles@canadians.org

Kamloops – Information Evening with Idle No More
Place and Time: 6pm at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 - 7th Ave. Kamloops Contact: Anita Strong, dnastrong1@gmail.com

Kelowna – Rally at Enbridge Hearings
Place and Time: 12:30pm at the Sandman Inn, 2130 Harvey Street, Kelowna Contact: Lois B, loandcoagain@hotmail.com

London – Rally
Place and Time: 10:30am – 546 King Street (at William), London - in front of Conservative MP Susan Truppe’s constituency office Contact: jkennedy@golden.net

Montreal – Film Screening and Solidarity Statements
Place and Time: 7pm, Concordia H110, Hall Building, 1455 Maisonneuve W. Montreal Contact: Abdul Pirani, abdul.pirani@cgocable.ca

Nanaimo – Rally
Place and Time: 12:00 noon – Diane Krall Plaza (in front of the Library) 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo Contact: Paul Manly, paulmanly@shaw.ca

Oakville
Place and Time: 8:00am Oakville GO Station start The Reclaim Our Democratic Canada Get off the Omnibus Tour Contact: Clare Henderson, reclaimcanada@gmail.com

Peterborough
Date: Wednesday, January 30 Place and Time: George St. United Church, 7:00 - 9:30 pm Contact: Roy Brady, rbrady1@cogeco.ca

Prince Albert – Video Release
Place and Time: Video and press release on January 28th of weekend action Contact: Rick Sawa, rj.sawa@inet2000.com

Saint John – Townhall
Place and Time: 7pm - Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Hazen Avenue, Town Hall with Rob Moir, Pat Riley and Stephanie Merrill Contact: Leticia Adair, adairl@nb.sympatico.ca. For Information: 506 633-0398

Saskatoon – Townhall
Place and Time: 11:00 am - Multi-purpose room at Station 20 West 1120 20th Street West, Saskatoon Contact: Rick Sawa, rj.sawa@inet2000.com

Sechelt / Sunshine Coast – Rally
Place and Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm - Gather at the corners of Wharf Street and the Sunshine Coast Highway, 4:00 to 5:30pm – Action along Sunshine Coast Highway Contact: Jef Keighley, keighley@dccnet.com

Summerside – Rally – Note the Change
Place and Time: 12pm Noon - 250 Water Street in front of National Revenue Minister Gail Shea’s MP Office Contact - Leo Broderick, lcb45@eastlink.ca

Toronto – Banner Drop
Place and Time: 8-9am - Banner Drop along Don Valley Parkway at Wynford overpass (North of Eglinton) Banner Message - Don’t Sell Out Canada’s Future commoncauses.ca Contact: Mark Calzavara, mcalzavara@canadians.org

Vancouver – Rally with Idle No More
Place and Time: 12:00 noon at 1138 Melville Street, Vancouver, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Contact: Harjap Grewel, hgrewal@canadians.org

Windsor – Rally
Place and Time: 4pm - 186 Talbot Rd. Essex. Windsor - in front of Conservative MP Jeff Watson's constituency office Contact: Douglas Hayes, dhayes18@cogeco.ca

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