Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Urgent Actions

Today : Tell the MPs to vote NO to Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

20 April 2010

On Friday April, 16, a narrow majority of MPs (50 vs. 44) approved the Conservative government's undemocratic and under-handed motion to evoke closure on second reading debate of Bill C-2 (an Act to Implement the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement). Of the 44 MPs who opposed the Conservative motion, 24 are Liberals.

On Monday, April 19, at the end of the final day of debate on Bill C-2, Parliament will vote on approving second reading of Bill C-2. Urge the Liberal's MPs to vote NO !

Two Miners of FEDEAGROMISBOL Assassinated

15 February 2010

On February 10, Paramilitaries assassinated two miners from FEDEAGROMISBOL. The Southern Bolivar Agricultural – Mining Federation is a coalition of peasant farming and mining communities in Southern Bolivar province. CPT Colombia has accompanied FEDEAGROMISBOL since the assassination of Alejandro Uribe Chacón in 2006. These communities continue in their nonviolent struggle for the right to their land and dignity. The information below is the public denouncement of the assassination of their two members.

The organizations, signed below, publicly denounce the following event:

Letter to the Canadian Embassy in Colombia

1 February 2010

Montreal, January 28 2009

Att. Jennifer Henderson
Canadian Ambassy in Colombia

Copy : James Lambert, Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nov. 16 : Bill C-23 is back on the agenda at the House of Commons

16 November 2009

Call/send letters urging government and MPs to oppose the ratificacion of Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement currently being debated in House of Commons. Instead, demand that the Canadian government pressure Colombian authorities to put an effective end to widespread paramilitary threats against trade union and social movement activists.

ACT NOW to STOP the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement before the House of Commons

14 September 2009

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA : ACT NOW to STOP the CANADA COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BEFORE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

by Amnesty International Canada

Dear friends:

Your action is needed immediately as legislation which could have a huge impact on human rights in Colombia is back before the House of Commons possibly as soon as this coming Tuesday.

We have learned that Bill C-23 to implement the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement is at the top of the government's legislative agenda when Parliament resumes

Canada-Colombia FTA removed from legislative agenda

29 May 2009

Canada-Colombia FTA removed from legislative agenda:
Canada steps towards dignity

May 27, 2009

A joint statement from the La Chiva Collective, Pueblos en Camino, and Mingas-FTA

Public pressure has forced a victory in the fight to stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Shame or Dignity: Canadians must act NOW against the FTA Canada-Colombia!!!

25 May 2009

SHAME OR DIGNITY ? CANADIANS MUST ACT NOW!

Bill C-23 debated this week - Write to Ignatieff

We have learned that Canadian parliament start to debate Bill C-23, implementing legislation for the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, this Monday, May 25. The Liberal Party of Canada, and its new leader, Michael Ignatieff, have expressed their support for the Harper Conservatives on this issue and are on the verge of making a serious mistake.

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