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posted by Eileenonline in on May 28, 2009 - View profile


Action to ban Arms Shows from Lansdowne Park

Meeting of City of Ottawa Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee

Tuesday June 2 2009

Venue: Champlain Room, City Hall
Cost: Free

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Lansdowne Park is Ottawa's biggest municipal facility. It resides in a peaceful downtown residential neighbourhood. It will host this country's largest war show despite the 20-year ban that was passed 11 to 1 by City Councillors in 1989. Peace activists intend to stop this from ever happening again. Anti-war activists do not want CANSEC held anywhere. The first step is to remove CANSEC from publicly-funded facilities. Your help is needed to ban Ottawa's arms shows, for good!

Attend the committee meeting to argue in favour of a resolution to ban all Arms Trade Shows from Lansdowne Park.

Here are some tips, courtesy of of :

Be sure to practice your presentation to be sure it stays within the 5 minute limit. You can use powerpoint if you wish, but it is not necessary. You can make your points forcefully, but do not rant. And do not verbally attack the committee members.

This is a vital component of our effort to get a new resolution. We appreciate everyone who comes forward to speak. It can seem scary if you have not done this before, but it is the best exercise in participatory democracy that we get at city hall. With a good set of arguments and high level of participation, citizen views can make a difference.

Organizer:Contact: Diane Blais 613-580-2424, ext. 28091, to let her know you will be presenting. Also let Debbie Grisdale <> know, if you are not already on her list.

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