Defend Canada's Democracy and Environment from Bill C-38
- by: Black Out Speak Out
- recipient: Members of Parliament, Stephen Harper and opposition party leaders
Right now, the Federal Government is pushing through a massive budget bill (C-38) that undemocratically weakens or removes many of Canada's most important environmental protections, without input from the people these changes will impact the most. This bill also attempts to silence charities and other Canadian voices who speak out for our environment and other important issues.
Under the proposed bill, Ottawa will use its power to promote oil and other major industries instead of taking care of Canada's environment, wildlife and people. Meanwhile, the bill provides $8 million in new funding to audit and possibly defund charities -- including groups that advocate for better environmental laws.
That's why we're urgently asking you to sign this petition calling on your Member of Parliament to stand up against Bill C-38. Because silence is not an option when nature, our rights and democracy are under threat.
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The federal budget legislation (Bill C-38) puts our land, water and climate at risk by making enormous changes to Canada's environmental laws. It also contains sweeping new powers to limit debate and silence legitimate voices, including those of land owners, First Nations, charities and other Canadians.
I care about nature and democracy, which is why I'm asking you, as my representative in our Parliament, to express my concern about changing Canada's environmental and charitable laws without sufficient public input and Parliamentary debate.