Call to action against the SPP!
Council of Canadians to mobilize in Ottawa, Montebello and across the country from August 19-20, 2007
From August 20-21, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting in Montebello, Quebec with U.S. President George Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. The Council of Canadians will be there to tell them what Canadians really think about the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
Ottawa-based activists are already planning a giant weekend demonstration and possibly a bike caravan from Ottawa to Montebello.
We’ll be posting information about actions in Ottawa, Montebello and across Canada at IntegrateThis.ca, as details emerge. So drop by often for up-to-the-minute information.
But in the meantime, here’s how our plans are shaping up:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1:00 p.m. — RALLY IN OTTAWA
The Council of Canadians will be participating in a family-friendly rally, sponsored by the Outaouais-Ottawa Stop the SPP Committee. More details to follow. Visit www.stopspp.ca for more info.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 4:00 p.m. — PUBLIC FORUM
The Council of Canadians is working with a other labour and social justice groups to organize a public forum near Montebello. This event will feature Canadian, U.S. and Mexican speakers, focusing on how the SPP affects energy security, water, the environment, security policy, and other key issues. Confirmed speakers include:
- Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians
- Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at the University of British Columbia, and author of Intent For A Nation: What Is Canada For?
- Gustavo Iruegas, secretary for foreign affairs for the Legitimate Government of Mexico
MONDAY, AUGUST 20 — NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
The Council of Canadians will be organizing a National Day of Action Against the SPP on August 20. This will allow people across Canada to “plug in” to the resistance at the Montebello summit. Council of Canadians’ chapters will be organizing public forums and community picnics, lobbying of Members of Parliament, distributing handbills, and speaking to the media. Click here to see information about events across the country as details develop.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20 — PROTEST IN MONTEBELLO
The Council of Canadians will be joining with other groups from across Ontario and Quebec to protest at the summit site in Montebello. More details to come.
Continue checking this website for more information about the Security and Prosperity Partnership. We’ll post new information about the Montebello summit as it becomes available. Visit often for up-to-the-minute updates.