DAY OF ACTION: Demand a Canadian Energy Strategy on February 2, 2008
Canadians experience long, cold winter months. As the snow starts to fly, our thoughts turn to staying warm. To do that, we need energy to heat our homes. But right now, Canada does not have a national energy strategy that addresses where our energy comes from, where it is going, or the high price of environmental devastation that can come with producing it.
That is why the Council of Canadians is organizing Take Charge! A National Day of Action to Demand a Canadian Energy Strategy on Saturday, February 2, 2008.
For more info: http://www.canadians.org/energy/action/index.html
ACTION: Send a mitten to Stephen Harper
All Canadians need to stay warm!
Canada is a cold country and we need energy to stay warm and to heat our homes.
But Canada’s lack of an energy policy is like sending someone out into the cold with only one mitten – one hand stays warm while the other freezes.
Without west-to-east pipelines, we do not have a way to get energy to all parts of the country. All Canadians deal with the impacts of an energy market focused on sending the majority of our oil and gas south to the energy-hungry United States, no matter what the environmental or societal cost to Canadians. Canada’s “free market” approach to energy policy and its increasing integration with the United States under the Security and Prosperity Partnership have put multi-billion-dollar oil and gas companies in control of our energy future.
Send one mitten to Prime Minister Stephen Harper or your local Member of Parliament and tell them that you support a Canadian Energy Strategy that will give Canadians secure energy supplies, guaranteed access to energy reserves in times of need, and strong policies that protect our environment and focus on finding alternative, less harmful energy solutions.
Thousands of mittens from Canadians across the country will send a strong message that politicians cannot let corporations and the market set the agenda, focusing on big business needs, and privatizing public services, while ignoring the energy security needs of Canadians.
Send a mitten with your own message in support of a Canadian Energy Strategy. Take a picture with your mitten and e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can show how people across the country are taking a stand and demanding government action.
Send your mitten in support of a Canadian Energy Strategy now!
Mail it to:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa K1A 0A2