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Take action to keep Big Oil & Mining out of BC Parks

PARK AMENDMENT ACT passed Mar 25

See article in the Vancouver Observer: Bill 4 Passes, opens B.C. parks to industry, by Carol Linnitt Mar 25th, 2014

SumOfUs Petition: "A law was just passed that gives oil, gas and mining companies the power to open up BC’s provincial parks for industrial activity. Resource companies will now be able to drill exploratory wells, build roads and dig giant test pits, all in the name of pipeline & transmission line 'research.'  Unless we act now to repeal this law, some of the most beautiful parks in Canada could be opened up to industrial development. This could set a dangerous national precedent as oil, gas & mining companies scramble to extract as many fossil fuel resources as possible from deep below the soil...  Read more & sign the SumOfUs Petition:

Why not start an Initiative to rescind Bill 4...
BC's Recall and Initiative Act allows registered voters in BC to propose new laws or changes to existing laws within the jurisdiction of the BC Legislature. Let's start an Initiative to rescind the Park Amendment Act.


Stop Bill C-18

NATIONAL FARMERS UNION (NFU)
Bill C-18, the “Agricultural Growth Act” omnibus bill, amending several federal agricultural laws, was introduced in Parliament on December 9, 2013. If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money, power and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing farmers’ autonomy and Canadian sovereignty.
The Bill passed Second reading (House), as of March 3, 2014
Visit the NFU link below for information about Bill C-18 and its implications as well as about how the NFU's proposed Farmers Seed Act can be used as a Toolkit to help organize opposition to the Bill. LINK:
www.nfu.ca/issue/stop-bill-c-18


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QUOTES

"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)

"Since world war two we've managed to create history's first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man' 

In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano  

"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998) 

The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse

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