CHARLIE ANGUS' LETTER TO SUPPORTERS - AUGUST 27, 2018
Updated: Jan 4, 2019
"It's good to know there are politicians out there who really and truly do give a shit and are doing things to make change happen." - Assante Haughton, CAMH 150 Difference Maker on Charlie Angus
The month of August has been a busy time for TEAM CHARLIE ANGUS. We have been doing a great deal of outreach, community events and door knocking. But I'd like to give you a quick update on some of the key files we've been working on:
SUICIDE PREVENTION ACTION STRATEGY
Through July and August, I asked for your help in fighting to save the National Suicide Prevention Service which was facing shut down because the Liberal government was starving it of funds. Your activism has made a difference! The government has agreed to cough up some funding. It is not enough but it's a start. We will keep on them to make sure that this important tool for people in distress is fully funded.
PUSHING VATICAN ON APOLOGY
Last week I opened a dialogue with the Papal Nuncio to ask why the Church continues to dither in its apology over the residential schools. The Pope issued a quick statement in response to the evidence of crimes in Pennsylvania, it is time the Church took responsibility for its part in the genocidal policies of the residential schools.
CALLING OUT THE CORPORATE CONNECTIONS OF JOHN BAIRD
When John Baird went on Saudi State TV to attack Canada for speaking up on human rights, he didn't bother to mention he worked for Barrick, which has enormous financial interests with the House of Saud. John Baird's lack of ethics is appalling and we need to be calling out this corporate hypocrisy on the issue of human rights.
Thank you for your engagement, support and belief that together, we can make change happen.