The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Can) has joined hundreds of organizations across the country in a single unified voice for Canada’s nature, for human rights and for democracy. Bill C-38 has come under fire from environmentalists, social interest groups, policy development organizations and think tanks for its overarching reforms to the Fisheries Act, the Species at Risk Act, the National Energy Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Bill also repeals the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act and dissolves the National Round Table on Environment and Economy Act, the only advisory body whose goal was to develop “sustainable pathways that help preserve our environment while building a strong economy.”
The Black Out Speak Out Campaign is part of a concerted effort by environmental organizations, charities, unions and others to darken their websites on June 4, 2012 in defence of nature and democracy. This symbolic act of solidarity is meant to raise awareness about the bill and actions concerned Canadians can take to inform their Members of Parliament and their party leaders.
For more information about the campaign, please visit: http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/
CAIR-CAN is a national, non-profit, grassroots organization striving to be a leading voice that enriches Canadian society through Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights.