Members of Development and Peace have been and remain very active all across the country promoting the A Voice for Justice campaign. Meetings have taken place with a total of 36 Members of Parliament from all political parties, and most of them have received petitions signed by citizens from their respective ridings.
Since the launch of the campaign at the end of September, close to 30,000 people have signed a letter addressed to their MP that calls for the creation of an ombudsman mechanism for Canada’s extractive industry.
The results are encouraging! Through citizen mobilization – your mobilization – we can change things for the better. And to keep our collective combat for justice moving full speed ahead, this mobilization must continue! Help us gather as many signatures as possible. If you haven’t already done so, send your MP a message without delay, demanding the creation of a legal ombudsman mechanism for Canada’s extractive sector, and invite your network of contacts to follow your lead.
“We have to stay mobilized so that millions of people affected by the operations of Canadian mining companies stop being negatively impacted by them,” stated the Development and Peace youth group in Montreal. In December, members of the group had the opportunity to meet with Justin Trudeau, Liberal MP for the riding of Papineau, and Alexandre Boulerice, NPD member for Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.
Here are a few photos of meetings organized with various elected representatives :