Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

Winnipeg, MB

Saint Boniface - Winnipeg, MB

Member of Parliament:
Shelly Glover (Conservative)

Hosted by:
Yanik Ottenbreit

Address:
4 - 213 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg MB, R2H 1J2

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Let’s love democracy, fight back, and stand against the Blackmark Budget Bill.

This Saturday, we’ll gather at Conservative MP offices and support locations across the country to bring Canadians together in opposition to a Bill that contains a sweeping agenda to remake Canadian society. And, we’ll shine a spotlight on the Conservative MPs who can stop the bill, split it apart and start over by inviting Canadians to help them make better laws. Please sign up to attend and we’ll send you details and tips to make sure the action has a big visual impact. 

The Story So Far 

The outcry began in the environmental movement. A coalition launched the Blackoutspeakout.ca campaign to protest the budget’s proposed rollback of environmental protections and silencing of environmental watchdogs.[1] Over 20,000 Leadnow.ca community members sent messages to Finance Minister Flaherty and their MPs calling on them to split up the Bill and restart.[2]

Since then, more and more Canadians have learned more about the Bill and said “no, thanks” to a sweeping agenda that would gut our environmental protections, hollow out our economy and make our lives less secure.[3]

Now, we are seeing the first signs that the outcry is starting to work. The government has changed their position and sent the environmental sections to a special committee for review.[4] Crucially, we are learning that even Conservative MPs, like David Wilks, are deeply troubled by the Bill and would consider voting against it if they had more support.[5] And at the same time, the Quebec student movement is showing us that mobilized people have the power to challenge majority governments.

We need your help to show Conservative MPs that we will stand up to defend our democracy, and we will support pro-democracy MPs who work together to stop the Blackmark Budget Bill.

About the events and Leadnow.ca 

The Blackmark campaign is being organized by Leadnow.ca, an organization that believes in progress through democracy. Each event is being organized by an independent volunteer host.

Sources:

[1]BlackOutSpeakOut: http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/

[2]Stop the Sell Out: http://www.leadnow.ca/stop-the-sell-out

[3]Opposition To Budget Bill Galvanizing http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1181079–federal-budget-2012-opposition-to-budget-bill-galvanizing

[4]Harper’s Omnibus Budget Bill Has Too Much Baggage http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/harpers-omnibus-budget-bill-has-too-much-baggage/article2433871/?service=mobile

[5]Conservative Backbencher Breaks Ranks and Says Massive Budget Bill Should be Split Up http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1182979–conservative-backbencher-breaks-ranks-and-says-massive-budget-bill-should-be-split-up