[Reposted] Calling all speechies

[ UPDATE 2: In talking with Blazing Cat Fur, the possibility has arisen that a kind of form letter may become available – just sign your name and send it off! Stay posted. ]

[ UPDATE: OK, I’ve just sent emails to the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, PEN Canada, Stephen Harper’s official address, and the Justice Minister. I think I’ve done my part.

Stay tuned for updates, if there are any. I may also devote a column in my local paper to this topic – so look out for that. ]

Yep – it’s time for you to get busy again! Like the flying monkeys from the Wizard of OZ, it is time for us to mount a swarm of the CHRC’s efforts that would make union thugs at a Democratic townhall meeting blush.

Many thanks to Blazing Cat Fur for putting together the rallying cry:

The CHRC has mounted a Kamikaze effort to defend the odius Section 13 (1). It is imperative that we ask those organizations who support 13 (1)’s repeal to seek Intervenor Status in the upcoming judicial review of Warman v. Lemire .

Do your bit, write the organizations listed below, where appropriate ask if they plan to seek official status at the judicial review, offer to assist if at all possible with a donation. Nag Harper, nag Nicholson nag your MP, nag the members of the Justice Committee. Send a letter to the editor of your local daily, or write your favourite columnist.

This is your fight, take a swing and make it count for Free Speech. Let our opponents know that we will not negotiate and we will not beg for what is rightfully ours.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
506 – 360 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X1
Phone: 416-363-0321
Fax: 416-861-1291
email: mail@ccla.org

BC Civil Liberties Association
550 – 1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2
Tel: 604.687.2919
Fax: 604.687.3045
Email: info@bccla.org

The Canadian Association of Journalists
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, B224
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone 613-526-8061
Fax: 613-521-3904

Catholic Civil Rights League
120 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M4P 1E2
Tel: 416-466-8244

Catholic Womens League of Canada
C-702 Scotland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 1X5
National Office Telephone and Facsimile
Telephone: (204) 927-2310
Toll-free: (888) 656-4040
Facsimile: (204) 927-2321
Toll-free Facsimile: (888) 831-9507
E-mail: national@cwl.ca

Egale Canada
By Phone: (613) 230-1043,(888) 204-7777
By Fax: (416) 642-6435
By Email: egale.canada@egale.ca

PEN Canada
24 Ryerson Ave., Suite 301
Toronto ON M5T 2P3
Phone: 416 703 8448
Fax: 416 703 3870
Email: queries@pencanada.ca

Electronic Frontier Canada, Inc.
20 Richmond Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 1Y9

People to Nag:

Conservative Party of Canada
#1204 – 130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4

Toll free: (866) 808-8407
Phone: (613) 755-2000
Fax at: (613) 755-2001

Prime Minister Harper – HarpeS@parl.gc.ca , pm@pm.gc.ca

Rob Nicholson – Nicholson.R@parl.gc.ca

Justice Committee

Conservative MP’s

People to send persuasive but non-threatening letters to:

Canadian Human Rights Commission
344 Slater Street, 8th Floor,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E1,
CanadaTelephone: (613) 995-1151
Toll Free: 1-888-214-1090
TTY: 1-888-643-3304
Fax: (613) 996-9661

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
160 Elgin Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1J4
Telephone: (613) 995-1707
TTY: (613) 947-1070
Fax: (613) 995-3484
E-mail: registrar@chrt-tcdp.gc.ca

Canadian Arab Federation
1057 McNicoll Avenue
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M1W 3W6
T: (416) 493-8635 or 1-866-886-4675
F: (416) 493-9239
E: info@caf.ca

Canadian Islamic Congress
Mrs. Wahida Valiante
Chair & National President
(905) 771-1023
(Cell) 647 802 8024

Canadian Jewish Congress
National Office
100 Sparks Street, Suite 650
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5B7
Phone: (613) 233-8703
Fax: (613) 233-8748

B’nai Brith
15 Hove Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 4Y8
Tel.: (416) 633-6224
Fax : (416) 630-2159
e-mail: mailto:bnb@bnaibrith.ca
Michael Mostyn
National Director of Public Affairs
Fuller Bldg. 212-75
Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5E7
Tel.: (613) 598-0060
Fax: (613) 598-0059
e-mail: ParliamentHill@bnaibrith.ca


2 Responses to [Reposted] Calling all speechies

  1. […] Alright – let’s keep it up, folks! Check out Blazing Cat Fur for all the gory details – more on this from the Mob here. […]

  2. […] reply from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association Got this in my inbox today, in reply to my small part in Blazing Cat Fur’s letter-writing […]

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