Monday, March 14, 2005

Changing the World with a Form Letter

For the concerned among you to cut, paste, and redistribute as you see fit:


As a concerned citizen, I would like to put my full support behind the recently-released Africa Commission report that calls for $25 billion in annual aide to Africa, in addition to debt reduction and the abolishment of protectionist tariffs in the developed world.

While I applaud the Canadian government's recent decision to focus foreign aide on a limited number of well-governed nations, it is my hope that the Government of Canada will support the report's conclusions, which will essentially provide a "Marshall Plan" for Africa with the goal of assisting this region with its seemingly endless struggle against poverty, instability, and disease epidemics.

Thank you for your time, and I hope that you and the Liberal party will consider my position in making your decision.

The full story can be found at this address:

Kind regards,


Go here to find out the e-mail address for your MP. C'mon, are you going to tell me you can't spare five minutes? You're reading this blog, for crying out loud.


At 5:20 p.m., Blogger JTL said...


At 5:22 p.m., Blogger JTL said...

How much influence do you think Peter Milliken has on Liberal policy? He's the Speaker, so he doesn't get to vote in the House... but as a (presumably) respected Member of Parliament, you'd think the Libs would take his opinion seriously.

I honestly don't know about this one. Any ideas?

At 9:21 a.m., Blogger Ryan said...

In the past, letters that I've written to Peter Milliken re: foreign policy have been forwarded to the Foreign Affairs Minister.

I worked in a MPs office ages ago (Jan Brown, ex-Reform MP, Calgary) and they don't get many letters in any given day. Hence, they tend to give a fair bit of weight to the ones that they do get.


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