Coming to a Campus Near You!

Here’s what’s in store on the campuses over the next couple of weeks!

Over 15 campuses will be hosting public screenings of the ‘It’s A Girl’ documentary.  The film talks about the impact of gendercide and sex-selective abortion, specifically in India and China.  Mark Warawa (MP – Langley) will also speak on Motion 408 following the B.C. screenings.   

Here are the screenings dates coming up in the next few week with links to their Facebook event page.  Check one out at a campus in your area and keep coming back to this page for screenings being added!  
Brock Life-line promoting their upcoming screening of It's A Girl on Friday, March 8th.
Brock Life-line promoting their upcoming screening of It’s A Girl on Friday, March 8th.

Thursday, March 7th

 Friday, March 8th
 
Tuesday, March 12th 
 
Wednesday, March 13th
 
Thursday, March 14th
Monday, March 25

Thursday, March 28

Wednesday, April 3

  • York University, Student Centre 307, 4:30PM
  • Tyndale University College, Chapel, 6:30PM
 
The DefendGirls campaign  has gotten off to a great start, with more campuses using these resources to raise awareness on sex-selective abortion, gendercide, and to build support for Motion 408.
 
Members of Queen's Alive during their DefendGirls Awareness Week
Members of Queen’s Alive during their DefendGirls Awareness Week

Queen’s Alive distributed DefendGirls materials last week, screened, ‘It’s A Girl’, and will be hosting a Euthansia Debate on March 13th, featuring  Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Dr. Udo Schuklenk, a philosophy professor.  They will address the question, “Should assisted suicide and/or voluntary euthansia be decriminalized in Canada?”

 
University of Waterloo Students for Life will be doing a number of events for their Life Weeks, including having the Silent No More Awareness Campaign give personal testimonies on the hope and healing found after having an abortion, and inviting  Stephen Woodworth (MP, Kitchener Centre) to speak on Motion 312 on March 13th.  Check out the details on the outcome of this event here.
 
NCLN’s Executive Director, Rebecca Richmond, will be speaking to Brock Life-Line in St. Catharines on the impact of sex-selective abortion and gendercide in our world and our country. She will also expand on Motion 408 and what campuses can do to raise awareness and build support for the motion.
 
We are excited for all these events, and more!  Further details to come on the  ‘It’s a Girl’ documentary screenings and other events!  Stay tuned!
 
 
 
 
 
     
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Petition Drive to Support M408 – Make Sure Your Petitions Count!

 

Protect Girls

One incredibly important way to support Motion 408 is to collect signatures for the petition in favour of the Motion. There are specific rules in place concerning petitions which, if not followed, would result in signed petitions being rejected by the Clerk of Petitions. As such we urge you to be aware of the rules and to use the official petition from Mark Warawa’s website.

According to the Parliament of Canada website:

• The text of a petition must not be altered either by erasing or crossing out words or by adding words or commentary. Any alteration will make the petition unacceptable.

• A petition must be free of any other matter attached or appended to or written or printed on the petition, whether in the form of additional documents, maps, pictures, logos, news articles, explanatory or supporting statements, or requests for support. A petition printed on the reverse of a document (for example a newsletter or a Member’s Householder or Ten Percenter) is not acceptable.

• If a petition is composed of more than one sheet of signatures and addresses, the subject-matter of the petition must be indicated on every sheet.

• A petition should contain signatures of residents of Canada only. Persons not resident in Canada cannot petition the House of Commons of Canada. A petition signed exclusively by non-resident persons is not acceptable.

• There is no minimum age requirement for anyone signing a petition.

• Each petitioner must sign, not print, his or her own name directly on the petition and must not sign for anyone else. If a petitioner cannot sign because of illness or a disability, this must be noted on the petition and the note signed by a witness.

• A petition must contain original signatures written directly on the document and not pasted, taped, photocopied or otherwise transferred to it.

• Some signatures and addresses must appear on the first sheet with the text of the petition. Signatures and addresses may appear on the reverse of the petition.

• The address may either be the petitioner’s full home address, or the city and province, or the province and postal code. As with the signature, the address must be written directly on the document and not pasted, taped, photocopied or otherwise transferred to it. The inclusion of other contact information (such are telephone numbers or email addresses) is permitted but not required. 

Also, be aware that a petition cannot be presented in the House unless it has 25 signatures (which, for Mr. Warawa’s petition, would consist of 5 pages with 5 signatures each). Please still send in your petitions even if you’re short a few signatures. The MP can hold onto it until enough additional signatures come in and then group them together.

So go print off copies of the petition and get started!

 

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