Release of the Voices-Voix Declaration

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 12:00

The Voices-Voix Declaration was released to the media at a press conference on Parliament Hill on June 17th, 2010. It was drafted by a number of people who had attended the Coalition's first gathering in April 2010. They saw a need for a document that that summarized teh concerns we had expressed about about government attacks on our democratic rights, especially the rights to free speech, transparency and equality.

Meeting of Canadians Concerned for Democracy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 14:00

The founding event of the Voices-Voix Coalition took place on April 21st, 2010, at the headquarters of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in Ottawa. At the time, the Coalition didn't yet exist. It was a spontaneous meeting of over 100 people - concerned Canadians, and representatives of Canadian organizations - from women's groups, unions, First Nations groups, immigrant rights groups, gay and lesbian organizations, the international development sector, and others. We came together because we were all concerned about attacks on our democratic rights by our own government - especially the rights to free speech, transparent government, and equality.