Do you want Calgary to be tied to a multinational corporation that is aiding and abetting apartheid and war crimes?
If not, we ask you to make your position known to the Mayor, your city councillor, the Green Line Board and other officials.
In Nov. 2021, mayor Gondek announced that the contract for building the light rail vehicles for Calgary's Green Line was awarded to CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles). But there's a big problem with that: CAF is a Spanish transnational corporation that is also contracted to build tramlines for Jerusalem Light Rail into Occupied Palestinian Territories linking illegal "Jewish only" Israeli settlements. Israel's "settlements" are unauthorized racially-exclusive colonies constructed by Israel on Palestinian land; they are also considered a war crime under international law.
By CAF joining in this consortium of UN-listed companies violating International law, and facilitating the suppression of Palestinian Human Rights, CAF has made themselves complicit in these crimes and have put corporate profits before human rights.
We are demanding that the City of Calgary either withdaw its contract with CAF based on the company's human rights and ethical violations, or make the contract conditional on CAF pulling out of Israel's illegal rail project in Palestinian territory.