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November 23, 2011 16:47 ET

Leadnow.ca: 120+ Cowboy Hat Protests at MP Constituency Offices To Oppose Crime Bill Tomorrow

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2011) -

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Thousands of Canadians are mobilizing across the country in more than 120 local events starting on Thursday November 24 to Stand Against the Crime Bill, part of two national days of action to oppose the Conservative's Omnibus Crime Bill, Bill C-10. Most of the events will take place at MP's constituency offices across Canada on Thursday, November 24 at 1PM with additional events on Friday, November 25.

Canadians will be wearing cowboy gear to call attention to the fact that American states, like Texas, have tried and failed to reduce crime by putting more people in jail with longer sentences. Republican lawmakers and judges from Texas are now warning Canada not to repeat their mistake. Texas is now investing in crime prevention and rehabilitation, while Canada is ignoring the evidence that more jails, more prisoners, and longer sentences create a more dangerous society - not a safer one.

What:

Two national days of action with Canadians across the country calling on their MPs to stop the Omnibus Crime Bill, highlighting how the bill will waste billions of taxpayer dollars and make Canada less safe. MP's will be presented with a petition organized by Leadnow.ca with over 24,000 signatures, and a copy of the Canadian Bar Association's damming 10-point critique of the Omnibus Crime Bill.

Who:

A diverse group of citizens, many in cowboy gear, with serious concerns about the Omnibus Crime Bill, Bill C-10. A coalition of groups, coordinated by Leadnow.ca and Reclaim Our Democracy Canada, are supporting the actions.

Where:

At MP constituency offices across the country. You can find the location of all of the actions at www.leadnow.ca/stop-the-crime-bill by using either the dynamic map or postal codes.

When:

Primarily Thursday November 24, 2011 at 1PM, with some events on Friday (website will be updated with information on additional events).

Leadnow.ca is an independent advocacy organization that brings generations of Canadians together to hold our government accountable, deepen our democracy, and take action for the common good.

Contact Information

  • Leadnow.ca
    Jamie Biggar
    Executive Director
    778-847-8205