FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper Winnipeg Event On March 1st at 1pm-4pm, a rally will be held at the Manitoba Legislative Building as well events across Canada and worldwide in conjunction to the World Wide March Against Government Corruption World. This event is a grassroots initiative about unity, strength, and resilience. The Omnibus Bill C-38 & 45 and impacting legislation, CETA, First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act, Bill S-8, Fair Elections Act, and Economic Action Plan Budget 2014 negatively impact Canadians and First Nations ability to say NO to the destruction of the environment and our democracy! Stephen Harper is limiting Canadians ability to oppose recent legislation that paves the way for oil companies to continue the destruction of the environment through attacking Canadians’ democracy, cutting the public service sector, limiting environmental & scientific research, and by marginalizing veterans, elderly people, civil servants and First Nations. There will be eight speakers with prepared speeches to share information regarding these issues to allow for discussion and direct action within the community to strengthen our political stance against corrupt legislation, express our opposition to government corruption worldwide through a March down Osbourne street, and end with a large Round Dance at Portage and Colony to express First Nation resiliency. Starting at 1pm the event will begin with Elder Marvin Smoker to do the opening prayer followed by the Honour song by Keewatin Otchitchak Women’s Drum Group. The confirmed speaker line-up will begin with Elder George Munroe behalf of NICE; Louise May behalf of Council of Canadians; Michael Kannon on behalf of INM Winnipeg; Rayna Goupal UofW Indigenous Studies student; Mare Courchene social media activist; Raven Hart-Bellecourt Co-President of UofW Aboriginal Student Council; Leah Gazan concerned citizen; and Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie Activist & March1st Organizer. At 2:30pm the attendees will participate in a controlled march down Broadway onto Osbourne heading North onto Portage and Colony where a Round dance closing ceremony will take place concluding the event at 3:30pm. To learn more about this worldwide event, please visit the Facebook event page, ‘Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper Winnipeg’ and ‘Worldwide March Against Government Corruption World’. For more information please contact: Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie

March 01, 2014 at 1pm - 3:30pm
Manitoba Legislative Building
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  • lorraine clements
    commented 2014-03-01 05:55:39 -0800
    THE EVENT IS Today MARCH 1 2014 sorry for the mis information !!
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    is hosting. 2014-03-01 05:53:16 -0800
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