UNDRIP bill passes second reading! Please thank your MP or urge future support


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Bill C-262 passed second reading with flying colours on February 7 thanks to the efforts of Canadians who encouraged their Members of Parliament to support it. The bill will ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The bill passed with 217 votes in favour. Seventy-six MPs voted against.

Please take action!

If your MP voted in favour of the bill, please contact them with your thanks. If they did not, or were absent during the vote, please urge their support when the bill is up for third reading and a final vote in the House of Commons.

  1. Find out how your MP voted by visiting Open Parliament.
  2. Send an email to your MP
  • Either thank your MP for supporting the bill, or express your disappointment that they did not and urge them to support it when it comes up for third and final reading. · Sample message and email addresses are below. Find your MP here.
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  • On social media? Send your message via Twitter or Facebook.

Sample messages:

To an MP who supported the bill:

Dear [MP NAME],

I want to thank you for your vote on February 7 in support of the second reading of Private Member’s Bill C-262: An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

If passed, this law will be a big step forward on the road to reconciliation in Canada.

Please reach out to your colleagues who did not vote for the bill to encourage them to reconsider when it comes up for third reading and a final vote.

Again, thank you for demonstrating your support for this important bill and for reconciliation.

Sincerely,

[NAME AND ADDRESS]


To an MP who did not support the bill:

Dear [MP NAME],

I was disappointed to learn that on February 7 you did not vote in favour of Private Member’s Bill C-262: An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

If passed, this law will be a big step forward on the road to reconciliation in Canada. It will provide a legislative framework and timeline to implement the UN Declaration.

I encourage you to reconsider your position when the bill comes up for third reading and a final vote.

Sincerely,

[NAME AND ADDRESS]


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