More information about the No Consent Day of Action here.
Sample email message
Dear (add the name of your elected official)
I would like to request your urgent attention to licensing hearings for a giant radioactive waste mound on traditional unceded Algonquin land alongside the Ottawa River upstream of Ottawa-Gatineau and Montreal.
These licensing hearings are being held by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, widely perceived to be a captured regulator and in need of reform. The hearings are proceeding despite serious problems with the dump proposal and specific requests by four Algonquin First Nations that the hearings be suspended.
The First Nations in question say they have not been adequately consulted or in some cases not consulted at all and are not prepared to give their consent to the project.
Please do what you can to ensure that the proposed radioactive waste facility does not receive a license at this time, and that the rights of Indigenous communities are respected.
Support Algonquin Nations’ rights on #NoConsent Day. Tell feds no #nuclearwaste on First Nations lands! Here are words of 5 First Nations who do not consent to #ChalkRiver dump: concernedcitizens.net/2022/05/28/algonquin-nations-do-not-consent/ @JustinTrudeau @MarcMillerVM @PattyHajdu @Rvelshi @CNSC_CCSN @GGCanada
Protect Kitchi Sibi Ottawa River and Mother Earth! Send messages of support to Kebaowek, Barriere Lake, Wolf Lake and Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nations here: bit.ly/3wY5B0u #NoConsent
#NoConsent to nuclear waste on Algonquin lands! @CNSC_CCSN hearings today must listen to First Nations. Free prior and informed consent. @MarcMillerVM @PattyHajdu @Rvelshi @SophieChatel1 @JonathanWNV @s_guilbeault @GGCanada @Laurel_BC @kyleseeback @ElizabethMay @m_pauze #cdnpoli
MPs: #FirstNations do not consent to #ChalkRiver nuclear dump @SophieChatel1 @GregFergus @stevenmackinnon @Yasir_Naqvi @anitavandenbeld @DavidMcGuinty @MonaFortier @mflalonde @AryaCanada @JennaSudds @Francis_Drouin @PierrePoilievre @cherylgallant @seblemire @stephanelauzon5 #CNSC
Ottawa/Gatineau #water comes 100% from the #OttawaRiver. Listen to #Indigenous allies: Algonquin First Nations are saying #NoConsent to #radioactivewaste next to a major river. #WaterIsLife @CNSC_CCSN @RVelshi @JonathanWNV @s_guilbeault @Laurel_BC @ElizabethMay @m_pauze #cdnpoli
Where to send your emails and tweets
|Twitter Tags for Decision-makers and MPs|
|Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission||@CNSC_CCSN|
|President and CEO of CNSC Rumina Velshi||@RVelshi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson||@JonathanWNV Email: email@example.com|
|Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault||@s_guilbeault Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller||@MarcMillerVM Email: email@example.com|
|Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu||@PattyHajdu Email: MinistreSA-MinisterIS@sac-isc.gc.ca|
|Prime Minister Justin Trudeau||@JustinTrudeau Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Governor General of Canada Mary Simon||@GGCanada|
|Opposition Critics in Parliament|
|Laurel Collins – NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change||@Laurel_BC|
|Richard Cannings– NDP Deputy Critic for Natural Resources||@CanningsNDP|
|Charlie Angus – NDP Critic for Natural Resources||@CharlieAngusNDP|
|Kyle Seeback – Conservative Shadow minister for Environment and Climate Change||@kyleseeback|
|Greg McLean – Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources||@GregMcLeanYYC|
|Elizabeth May, MP, Green Party of Canada||@ElizabethMay|
|Monique Pauzé, Députée et porte-parole de l’environnement pour le Bloc Québécois||@m_pauze|
|Tag your Member of Parliament||Regional (Eastern Ont./West Que.) MPs|
|Email addresses – Members of Parliament and Ministers||The standard Parliamentary address is: FirstName.LastName@parl.gc.ca |
Or you can look up your MP here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en/search