Write your federal Member of Parliament to say you expect them to stand up for Constitutional rights and the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights.

Otherwise, they make hypocrites of ALL Canadians!

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You can send via post free of charge to :
[MP Name], House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0A6.

If sending by email, consider also cc’g:
justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
arif.virani@parl.gc.ca
melanie.joly@parl.gc.ca
randy.boissonnault@parl.gc.ca
pierre.poilievre@parl.gc.ca
Jagmeet.Singh@parl.gc.ca
kate.mckenna@cbc.ca

Suggested Text:

Dear (title and name of MP),

As a concerned Canadian, I am writing to express my utter disappointment at the failure of the Government of Canada and our major political parties to protect English-speaking Quebecers from the attacks on their language rights, and Quebec’s egregious move to pre-emptively use the notwithstanding clause to legalize discrimination.

Specifically, there has been:

Lack of action to uphold our Constitution has rendered it irrelevant!

And, as we wait for judgment on the many lawsuits filed against Bill 96, Canada stands on the world stage as an embarrassing hypocrite — not even meeting the requirements of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Over half a million of Quebec’s English-speaking community have now become second class citizens.

Their ineligibility for English public services is a breach of Article One.
Quebec’s insistence on providing English services only to those meeting specific criteria, one of which is based on where an individual went to school, carves out an egregious “distinction“, breaching Article Two.

I believe that Quebec’s language laws breach other articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well, but my point has been made with the two above.

For your reference, the complete declaration can be accessed here:
https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights
Canada has been an officially bilingual country for over half a century.

There should be no distinction, by law, as to whether a resident anywhere in Canada can or cannot receive public services.
One of the greatest principles of constitutional democracies is that the rights of minorities must be protected from the whims of the majority.

And it is the duty of our federal representatives to enforce the rule of law
by upholding our Constitution AND the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights.
Politics must be put aside in this regard.

Otherwise, shame is brought on ALL Canadians and our fallen veterans.
I look forward to your response on this important question,
“Why are you making hypocrites of all Canadians with your lack of action further to the attacks on the rights of English-speaking Quebecers?”

Sincerely,
[name]
[address]