What can I do?
Send an Email
Time is short to stop Bill S-1001. Send your MP an email letting them know that you do not support the bill. (See below to find your MP's email address.)
What should I write?
Keep your letter brief and to the point. Ask your MP to ask for committee hearings on the bill and to vote against the bill. Here are some points to consider including:
- Ordinary members of Scouts Canada have no vote or input whatsoever into the management of Scouts Canada. The national Board is elected by a tiny group of unelected people.
- The bill should not be passed until there is substantial consensus amoung the membership on the bill. Scouts Canada has not taken any real measures to publicize this bill among the membership, has avoided any debate on it, and has not sought comment or input from the membership.
- The bill is not in accord with the principles of Scouting laid down by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
- The bill will have the effect of entrenching an undemocratic circular system of appointments which prevents the ordinary members from having any vote.
- The bill will change the fundamental nature of the movement from being an association of members to a top-down management-driven corporation.
- Democracy is a fundamental principle of both Scouting and Canadian society. A democratic deficite must not be allowed within Scouts Canada.
- No one opposes changing the formal name to "Scouts Canada", as the bill does, but the bill does far more, harmful things than just a name change.
It would be helpful if you would copy your letter to <Liam@Morland.ca>.
Find your MP
What else can I do?
Get informed — Read the other pages on this site so that you know what is going on
Get the word out — Talk to or email other Scouters that you know. Let them know what is going on