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Learn more about what you can do to support the work of Faith in the Declaration and the implementation of Declaration Legislation in Canada

Write an email to Minister  Rodriguez, leader of the government in the House of Commons, to show your support for Bill C-15.

With our new email template, it's as easy as copy and pasting. 

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Ask your congregation if they will add their name to our list of faith houses, congregations, committees and organizations that support this work.

Write to Your Member of Parliament

Send a message to the Minister of Justice and your Member of Parliament to remind them that now is the time to act

Read the UN Declaration

Read the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and discern how you can be a good ally to Indigenous Peoples. 

Connect with your Faith Community

Learn about what your faith community is doing to support Declaration legislation and inquire how you can get involved.

Write aN Email to Minister Pablo Rodriguez 
Step 1: 

Copy text into an e-mail

 

Step 2: 

Add date on top of your text

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Input address of Minister Rodriguez: Pablo.Rodriguez@parl.gc.ca

 

and c.c.: 

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca, 

aadnc.minister.aandc@canada.ca, david.lametti@parl.gc.ca

Step 4: 

Add any personal remarks you care to add

Step 5: 

Add address of your own MP should you care to share this letter with them

Step 6: 

Push send!

template also available in French here

template also available in French here

DATE

 

Hon. Pablo Rodriguez,

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Pablo.Rodriguez@parl.gc.ca

 

Dear Minister Rodriguez,

I write not only to express my support for Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but more importantly, to encourage your government to expedite its passage in the House of Commons.

 

As you are aware, a very similar Bill, C-262, was previously passed by the House of Commons but unfortunately then died in the Senate when the 2019 election was called. We cannot again miss this essential step towards reconciliation. Please prioritize Bill C-15 so that this legislation can be passed by the Senate before their Summer recess, currently scheduled for June 23, 2021.
 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #48 denotes the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration) as the framework for reconciliation. The Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls also assert the Declaration’s significance in upholding Indigenous peoples’ fundamental and inherent rights.

As a person of faith, I believe that reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is paramount to our common wellbeing. As a citizen, I intend to continue in the urgent work for the recognition of Indigenous peoples’ human rights so that justice becomes a hallmark of our collective future.

 

Implementation of the Declaration is unfinished business for Canada. The government has a historic opportunity to lead the 43rd Parliament to a proud legacy for our country’s journey towards reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of this land. I urge you to take up this challenge by moving Bill C-15 to Royal Assent this Spring.


Sincerely,
 

 

 

 

Name \Address of sender

 

 

 

c.c.       Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

            Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown – Indigenous Relations aadnc.minister.aandc@canada.ca

Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, david.lametti@parl.gc.ca

 
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