Tell Justin: Oppose Israel’s plan to annex West Bank
Israeli politicians announced a plan that would illegally annex large portions of the West Bank to Israel. This plan, in accordance with Trump’s “Deal of the Century” could be implemented as early as July 10. In a despicable move, the new Israeli government has used the distraction of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic to proceed with this unilateral and illegal plan. Tell Trudeau, your local MP, and other political leaders in Canada: STOP ISRAEL'S ILLEGAL ANNEXATION IN THE WEST BANK!
Let them help! – Tell Trudeau to let foreign-trained doctors help with Coronavirus
Canada and the rest of the world are struggling to respond to the Coronavirus, with imminent shortages of trained professionals. For years, CJPME has asked Canada to streamline processes to allow foreign-trained professionals to work in Canada. With the Coronavirus, the need to employ more doctors is even more urgent. Thousands have signed a petition asking the government to allow international medical graduates to contribute their skills to help in the crisis. Time to help both Canada, and these idle medical professionals! Tell Trudeau, your local MP and the provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons to make it easier for foreign-trained health care professionals to help.
Tell Trudeau: End the Blockade of Gaza
As the West struggles with the Coronavirus, other parts of the world fear a catastrophe! Under blockade since 2006, Gaza now has 12 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, but only 40 intensive care beds for a population of two million! (By comparison, Germany has 600 beds for every 2 million.) The health care system in Gaza was already desperate: two years ago, the UN already considered of Gaza’s health care system to be “at breaking point.” Even in good times, Israel’s blockade of Gaza is unconscionable. With the Coronavirus, it could be a death sentence! Continue reading
Tell Trudeau: Don’t forget our most vulnerable, esp. Gaza and refugees
Like most Canadians, we in CJPME are thankful for the Trudeau government’s aid package in response to the Coronavirus. This help is essential for Canadians who are losing jobs, income and livelihoods. While many Canadians are still vulnerable, these past few days have seen the Coronavirus arrive in Gaza, and other vulnerable places. Qatar has offered $150 million to Gaza, and the WHO has sent experts. While we thank the Trudeau government, we also ask it to ADD aid for Gaza and other extremely vulnerable international communities, including refugees, to ADD aid for Canada’s migrant and undocumented workers, to ADD aid for those under immigration authority, to ADD aid for Canada's poor and marginalized. Click-here to ask Trudeau and your local MP to extend aid to Canada and the world's most vulnerable, especially Gaza and refugees! Continue reading
Email Companies Profiting from Israel’s Settlements
In february, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its list of 112 companies illegally profiting from Israel’s illegal “settlements.” These companies make money by providing services and doing business in Israel’s settlements. Six of these companies you probably know well: Airbnb, Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Motorola and General Mills. Tell these companies that their complicity in supporting Israel’s illegal settlements is WRONG, and that you will BOYCOTT them until they end their involvement with Israel’s settlements.
Tell Trudeau he is wrong to condemn BDS
Last week, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, Francois-Philippe Champagne made the following statement condemning BDS in the House of Commons: “Canada remains very concerned about any effort to single out or isolate Israel internationally. […] We condemn BDS. As a country, we need to urgently address the resurgence of antisemitism at home and abroad.” With this statement Champagne and the Trudeau government seek to smear BDS and to marginalize those who support its human rights objectives. Let’s tell Champagne and the Trudeau Gov’t that they can condemn us if they want, but BDS is a PEACEFUL, DEMOCRATIC way for Canadians of conscience to protest Israel’s human right abuses!
Trudeau: Support UN Resolution for a Shared Jerusalem
In a few days, the UN General Assembly will vote on an important resolution on Jerusalem. The resolution rejects Israel’s illegal attempt to annex all of Jerusalem, and condemns Israel’s attempts to prevent Palestinians from living or visiting the city. Canada’s vote on this resolution is more important than ever, especially now that Trump has cut ties with the Palestinians. Please tell Trudeau that Canada should vote FOR this resolution and SUPPORT a Jerusalem shared by ALL!
Trudeau: Stop Arming Algerian Dictatorship
Since February 2019, hundreds of thousands of Algerians have hit the streets each Friday and Tuesday, peacefully calling for an end to government corruption and fair and free democratic elections. The Algerian government's response has been brutal: arresting civilian protestors, political leaders, online activists and journalists for speaking out. Despite these clear human rights abuses, the Trudeau government continues to support the Algerian dictatorship, even significantly increasing Canada's arms sales to Algeria. Tell Trudeau to stop arming the Algerian dictatorship and start supporting the Algerian people!
Tell Trudeau he's got to do better on Palestine
On Wednesday, December 18, in a UN Plenary session, Canada confirmed its vote in support of Palestinian self-determination. THIS IS GREAT! Despite this GOOD vote, Canada continues to disappoint in other related UN votes, whether on Palestinian human rights, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, and other issues. Click-here to thank Trudeau for this vote, but to encourage Canada to be a more consistent champion for Palestinian human rights at the UN!
Petition: Canada Must Condemn Trump Position on Illegal Israeli Colonies
To be sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the other leaders of Canada's political parties: Yesterday, the Trump administration reversed decades of longstanding American foreign policy by suggesting that Israeli colonies are legal. This is offensive, wrong, and will cost Palestinians their fundamental freedoms and right to self-determination. We as Canadians need to express our strongest opposition. To the Government of Canada: WHEREAS Trump's decree ignores international law and decades of UN resolutions, WHEREAS Trump's decree undermines all Middle East peace efforts and jeopardizes Palestinian self-determination, WHEREAS official Canadian foreign policy recognizes Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to immediately reject Trump's decree and condemn Israel's ongoing colonial ambitions in Palestinian territory! Click-here to sign the petition !