Media Release: Second National Day of Action for 13 Heroes to Stop the Budget -- Sudbury

Jun 12, 2012

Media Release: Second National Day of Action for 13 Heroes to Stop the Budget -- Sudbury

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Second national day of action for “13 heroes” to stop the Budget


Sudbury – Anticipating a decisive showdown in Parliament, is
organizing a second national day of action on Wednesday, June 13th, at
Conservative MPs offices, and support locations, to rally Canadians who
want to voice their concerns about the Federal Budget Bill currently before
Parliament. The rally in Sudbury will be held in front of  MP Glenn Thibeault's Sudbury
office at 233 Brady Square.

The Federal Budget Bill, Bill C-38, makes changes to over 70 laws, and has
drawn criticism across the political spectrum, including from former
Conservative cabinet ministers and members of Prime Minister Harper’s own

In the first day of action, on Saturday June 2nd, local volunteers
organized 100 events that drew over 3,000 participants from coast to coast.

Participants believe the Bill contains a sweeping agenda that was not voted
on in the last election, that will gut environmental protections, hollow
out our economy and damage our society. At each event they will hold a sign
calling for Conservative MPs to “Be a Hero, Stop the Budget Bill.”
"This is about protecting Canadian democracy.  I am going to the rally because
the  budget bill threatens so many of the things I value as a Canadian", said Karen
Bringleson who attended the first rally event last weekend in Val Caron.
“On Wednesday, June 13th at 5:30PM local time, while our MPs gather in
Ottawa for a decisive showdown in Parliament, we’ll rally their home
ridings, and communities across Canada, to call for 13 “hero”
Conservative MPs to work together and stop the Bill, split it, and start
over,” said Jamie Biggar, Executive Director of

What: Local event to protest the federal government’s proposed Omnibus
Budget Bill, Bill C-38 as part of a national Day of Action at Conservative
MP offices, and support locations, across the country.

Who: Canadians from all walks of life

Where: At Conservative MP offices, and some support locations, across the

When: Wednesday, June 13th, with almost all events at 5:30PM local time

Detailed event listings will be released over the coming days.

All local events are being organized by volunteers who have signed up
online to participate. is an intergenerational community that
works for progress through democracy. For more information about, please visit

To see details of events from the last day of action, visit:

To learn more about the campaign visit:

For additional information or interviews, please contact:

National Media Contact:
Matthew Carroll
Campaigns Director,

Local Media Contact:
Katherine MacKenzie