[Sust-mar] Save Canada's reputation!

Wilf Bean avaaz at avaaz.org
Wed Dec 16 15:02:25 EST 2009

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   I just joined a massive campaign to press Harper to stop blocking the
   world on climate change. Here's the email below!
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   Dear friends,
   Enough is enough. As the world mounts a desperate effort to stop
   catastrophic global warming in Copenhagen, Canada should be leading
   the way. Instead, we're receiving global "fossil awards" for wrecking
   this crucial summit! And new leaked documents show that while the
   entire world is increasing cuts to carbon emissions, the government is
   secretly planning roll back ours.
   At the Bali climate summit in 07, a massive national outcry forced
   Harper to stop blocking the talks. But the oil companies that PM
   Harper works for know that Copenhagen is the make or break moment for
   climate. It will not be easy to win this time, but to save the planet
   and our country we have to.
   Let's mount a tidal wave of pressure on Harper with the largest
   petition in Canadian history - click below to sign, and forward this
   email to everyone:
   The petition will be delivered directly to the Canadian delegation in
   Copenhagen as Harper arrives this week, and names of the signers will
   actually be read out in the summit hall. While the Canadian delegation
   is the object of international disbelief and ridicule in Copenhagen,
   we can show the world that the Canadian people still hold our values
   of being good neighbours and global citizens.
   Harper is undermining our deepest values and proudest traditions. But
   this is about more than our reputation. Studies show that climate
   change is already taking up to 300,000 human lives a year through
   turning millions of farms to dust and flooding vast areas. We can no
   longer allow Harper to make us responsible for these deaths, or put
   Canada's economic future in jeopardy by sacrificing our green
   competitiveness for a brown economy based on the dirtiest (tar sands)
   oil in the world.
   Copenhagen is seeking the biggest mandate in history to stop the
   greatest threat humanity has ever faced. History will be made in the
   next few days, and our country is the problem, not the solution. How
   will our children remember this moment? Let's tell them we did all we
   With hope,
   Ricken, Laryn, Anne -Marie, Iain and the Avaaz Canada team
   More information at these sites:
   CBC - - "Tories pondered weaker emission targets for oil and gas":
   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/12/14/greenhouse -gas
   Mail and Guardian - - "Canada's climate shame":
   http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009 -12 -04 -canadas -climate -shame
   Toronto Star - - "Who are the Yes Men and why did they punk Canada at
   Copenhagen": http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/738933 - -who
   -are -the -yes -men -and -why -did -they -punk -canada -at -copenhagen
   Macleans - - "Suddenly the world hates Canada":
   http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/12/15/suddenly -the -world -hates
   Fossil of the Day Awards: http://www.fossiloftheday.com/
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