In May, we participated in the UTS Service Saturday volunteer event and worked with a group of about 20 grade 8 student volunteers for a day. What an experience! Rather than just asking students to stuff envelopes or some other mundane volunteering task, we decided to really let them speak for themselves about an issue … Continue reading Did you see our postcard?
In 2023, BankSwitch is starting to look interesting…
Power of Your Dollar – Katrina Canedo We started our BankSwitch campaign in 2020, looking at data from the 2019 Banking on Climate Chaos Report. We totalled up the big 5's fossil fuel funding since 2016 -- the date of the Paris Accord -- and they all looked pretty bad. RBC was in the lead, but … Continue reading In 2023, BankSwitch is starting to look interesting…
Our Plan to Beat Doug Ford
OUR PLAN IN TEN SECONDS: Get materials on key issues from trusted non-profitsFind coordinators in target ridingsProvide online training for coordinators and volunteersKnock all the doors and tell people where all the parties stand on key issues Why will this work? Because -- under Doug Ford -- the Conservative party is bad on almost every … Continue reading Our Plan to Beat Doug Ford
How does the Canadian government fund human rights violations?
One way is via their Crown-owned corporation, Export Development Canada (EDC), a credit agency that has promised to loan Coastal GasLink up to $500 million CDN for a project that cuts through Wet'suwet'en Territory without the consent of their hereditary chiefs. https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1490915763162542083?s=20&t=ycwCBgnIUUXP7spQBiY_4g Canada enacted the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in June … Continue reading How does the Canadian government fund human rights violations?
The Art and Music of RBCisKillingMe
On October 29th, people rose up from coast to coast to call out RBC for funding so many fossil fuel projects, including projects like Coastal Gaslink and Line 3 which are being rammed through Indigenous territory without the consent of traditional governments. Although RBC hasn't changed its ways and Coastal Gaslink is still being built, … Continue reading The Art and Music of RBCisKillingMe