Daniel Miller, one of our members, played a key role in liaising with First Nation groups to organize protest demonstrations against the continuation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador. On different occasions we voiced our opinion publicly that Muskrat Falls was an unacceptable, insulting and careless assault on the health and welfare of many Labradorians, as well as being destructive to the environment.
From 2014-2016 our local chapter, in conjunction with another local group Democracy Alert, lobbied the Department of Education to reintroduce Civics Education and other courses with political content into the senior high social studies curriculum. Our efforts were successful and the Department has committed to curriculum reform. To reinforce our concerns we presented and then wrote a submission to the Task Force on Education last March.
We held two public sessions on electoral reform where we presented our two step concept for a referendum on proportional representation. This was followed up by articles in The Independent and one by Council member Helen Forsey in The Hill Times.
Our chapter continued its opposition to CETA in 2017, alas to no avail. The Trudeau government gleefully ratified the agreement.
Letters to the Editor
We wrote letters to the Telegram on electoral reform and our Muskrat Falls fiasco, and called in to Open Line shows on the above issues.
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