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'Zibi' controversy going to Federal Government - Condos on a Sacred Site?

Rally in Ottawa gives McKenna until July 18th

by Stop Windmill

Map of sacred site, proposed development, and environs
Map of sacred site, proposed development, and environs
MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Monday June 27, 2016 –  Stop Windmill Rally Demands Intervention from Minister McKenna

Stop Windmill, a group of labour and student activists (www.stopwindmill.ca), will hold a rally in Minto Park (corner of Elgin and Gilmour)  at noon on Monday, June 27 to increase pressure on the federal government to stop the proposed development of Chaudière and Albert Islands.

Algonquin Elder, Albert Dumont, and Stop Windmill member, Kevin Skerrett, will speak at the event.  

The assembled crowd will then walk to MP Catherine McKenna’s constituency office at 107 Catherine Street) to deliver an open letter (attached). The letter demands that McKenna immediately and publicly intervene to stop the transfer or sale of any Crown land involved in the Windmill Development Group’s Zibi condominium proposal.

This follows the June 17 walk led by Algonquin Grandmothers and Elders, where hundreds of supporters joined the call to protect the sacred site and for the honouring of Indigenous rights as set forth in the Constitution and the UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). That morning in the House of Commons, MP Romeo Saganash of the NDP questioned Indigenous Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett about how the development could still be proceeding against the wishes of the Algonquin community, and Bennett had no real response to offer.

CONTACT:
For more information: stopwindmill@gmail.com,

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