“Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee!”
Never before in Canadian history have these words resonated more with Canadians than at this very moment.
Our democracy is being hijacked. Our scientists are being muzzled, funding for Elections Canada, which is investigating the robocalls, is being cut, and funding for the CBC, which dares to speak up, has been cut. Bill C-38 is undemocratically being rammed through Parliament without adequate time to review and debate the issues. Wake up Canada!
Thank goodness for social media. Through Leadnow.ca, an independent advocacy organization that brings Canadians together to achieve progress through democracy, I have been connected to a community of like-minded people.
We say, “Enough is enough. This time we will not roll over like the stereotypical Canadian eh.” We will unite, rally, speak out, and take a stand for our democracy.
On June 9 thousands rallied for democracy. When people become informed on the issues they totally rise to support us.
Therein lies our challenge. How does one get the message out when anyone who wants to speak out either gets muzzled or is blocked from getting the media coverage?