At the heart of every great lobbying campaign are the voices of engaged citizens. We urge you to write letters and place phone calls to let Ottawa know that you support the creation of a Department of Peace.
Emails are useful, but personal letters and phone calls have the greatest impact. Use your own words to tell the government that a Department of Peace would organize peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts so that Canada can succeed in diverting, de-escalating, and preventing violent conflict around the world. The Minister of Peace in Cabinet would provide the vital coordination of Canada's peace-related activities and develop policy aimed at achieving true security based on global social, economic, and ecological justice.
Here is a PDF with some further content you can draw from to help you write your letter.
Letters can be sent without a stamp. Letters, email, and phone calls do make a difference! Please write to:
The Prime Minister Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Democratic Institutions Honourable Karina Gould
NDP Critic (Foreign Affairs) Hélène Laverdière
NDP Critic (Citizenship) Jenny Kwan
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
Each of the above can be reached by postal mail at:
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6