Protest through volunteerism / Protestation par le bénévolat
There are a number of Katimavik events requiring your support over the coming months.
Below you will find:
Occurring at this time is the Crossing Canada for Katimavik Relay which is a relay to carry a Katimavik t-shirt across the country. Please help this non partisan, alumni initiated, event complete successfully.
To continue the battle, we need all Canadians to show support for Katimavik:
Soon after Katimavik funding was terminated the City of Guelph Ontario passed a resolution indicating support for Katimavik and the service the program provided their community.
Other communities have joined Guelph’s lead as represented by the symbol on this map. If you live in a community that is not Sunny, please let your Mayor know you want them to support this initiative. Let’s have the Katimavik sun rise across the country.
MP Charmaine Borg has a number of events that also need support.
First Ms. Borg is doing a cross country tour to speak about the role of Katimavik in our communities. Please show your support for this event and come out to meet her.
On September 18 she will be debating the Deputy Minister of Heritage about the importance of the program and why funding should be restored. If you can, show your support in Ottawa on that date.
Finally, Motion M-352 to reinstate funding will be voted on in the Fall session. For this to pass, we need Conservative support, which is not so far-fetched if you consider that 40% of the ridings that Katimavik volunteers worked in have a Conservative Member of Parliament. That means when the ruling Conservative party voted to eliminate Katimavik funding they ultimately hurt their own constituents. We need them to listen to what people in their ridings are saying about the importance of Katimavik in their communities.
We also demand a FREE VOTE in the House of Commons on this and other issues. MPs are there to represent the needs and desires of their constituents, not the PMO.
Please support Ms. Borg in these initiatives: http://www.longlive-katimavik.ca/
The following lists all Conservative MPs whose riding had Katimavik volunteers contributing to the betterment of their constituents. Please politely encourage these MPs to vote in favour of M-352.
|Rob Andersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Calgary West|
|Michelle Rempel||403-216-7777||Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca||Calgary Centre-North|
|Blake Richardsemail@example.com||Wild Rose|
|LaVar Paynefirstname.lastname@example.org||Medicine Hat|
|Bob Zimmer||250-787-1194||Bob.Zimmer@parl.gc.ca||Prince George—Peace River|
|Wai Young||604-775-5323||Wai.Young@parl.gc.ca||Vancouver South|
|Mark Strahl||604-847-9711||Mark.Strahl@parl.gc.ca||Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon|
|Richard M. Harrisemail@example.com||Cariboo—Prince George|
|Shelly Gloverfirstname.lastname@example.org||Saint Boniface|
|Hon. Vic Toewsemail@example.com||Provencher|
|Hon. Peter Penashue||709-927-5210||Peter.Penashue@parl.gc.ca||Labrador|
|Hon. Leona Aglukkaqfirstname.lastname@example.org||Nunavut|
|Hon. Tony Clementemail@example.com||Parry Sound—Muskoka|
|Bruce Stantonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Simcoe North|
|John Carmichael||416-467-7275||John.Carmichael@parl.gc.ca||Don Valley West|
|Hon. Denis Lebelemail@example.com||Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean|
|Hon. Steven Blaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lévis—Bellechasse|
|David Andersonemail@example.com||Cypress Hills—Grasslands|