by Teresa Cornwell
Canadians, we need to double down on our work for inclusive progressive society. We need to make sure we get electoral reform so the right wing can not split the progressive vote again. We need to make sure our social safety nets are strong. Please do not think our politicians are better. We need to continue to hold them accountable.
Conservative Leadership Candidate Kellie Leitch has received lots of media attention for her racist platform ideas.
I have been pondering and discussing what we can do to make sure Canada continues to be an inclusive society, and this is an idea. One thing alone won’t be enough, but many small things can have a very big impact.
The first thing I have come up with to do is let the Conservative Party leadership candidates know that we don’t want Trump style politics here. We want Canada to be an inviting country, we don’t need a Canada values test (whose values, since diversity is our strength), we don’t want people to have to hide from who they are or who they love, we want religious freedoms – that is for all religions.
There are currently 12 people running for leader of the Conservative Party, how many can you name?
We need to let these people know that we don’t want Leitch’s values. Can you call or email them to let them know you want a diverse, inclusive Canada. Tell them you won’t vote for an MP if their leader has racist ideals. If your current MP is Conservative call or email them as well.
I have looked up their phone and email addresses, some of these people already have racist things in their platform (banning the niqab during citizenship). Michael Chong called Leitch out on her Trump style politics. Let him know you want him to continue to push progressive ideals.
Lisa Raitt and Brad Trost shouldn’t be using MP resources for this but I couldn’t find any other contact info.
Chris Alexander 905-626-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxime Bernier 819-205-3102 email@example.com
Steven Blaney 581-991-4983 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Chong 1-800-837-7075 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Leitch 1-855-216-8095 email@example.com
Daniel Lindsay – no contact info found
Deepak Obhrai 403-991-6757 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin O’Toole email@example.com
Lisa Raitt 613-996-7046 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Saxton email@example.com
Andrew Scheer firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Trost 306-975-6133 email@example.com