made to be changed - or how is the truth to be got at?"
stands ever for the 'status quo' and traditional conduct and belief.
It comes into
private lives and into most
intimate personal relations, enabling the superstitious, puritanical,
and distorted ones to impose their ignorant prejudice and moral servitudes
upon the sensitive, the imaginitive, and the free spirits.
How to help - Write a letter
Please contact government leaders to express your support for equal marriage
"One parliamentarian, a Liberal, has communicated
to us that it is useless to inundate an MP's office with faxes and emails
because it offends the staff. What does work is personal letters, but
that is not what the right has been using."
"The prime minister's mailbag and phone logs
are decidedly unscientific samples of opinion, though three dozen bureaucrats
are employed full time to wade through some two million items each year
and categorize them by subject. Their analyses carefully exclude so-called
write-in campaigns, which use form letters and e-mail templates to flood
politicians with standardized messages. Instead, staff focus on e-mails,
letters and telephone calls that appear to be spontaneous and individual."
It's best to phone. Or write a message in your own words. Be sure to include your full name and street address in your correspondence (including in your email), otherwise your message is at risk of being discounted or discarded. We believe in individual, not mass, mailings. Links below will assist you in either activity.
Although the current marriage legislation respects Charter rights, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the governing minority Conservative party threaten to reintroduce discrimination against gay and lesbian couples:
Please contact the Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada to express your support for equal marriage (remember a telephone call or hand-written note is best):
Send an email in support of equal marriage to Members of Parliament: