On 22 September 2017, the Government of Canada has imposed sanctions against Venezuela, under the Special Economic Measures Act of September 5th which forms a special association with the United States of America.

These measures are unjust and ill-informed and should be rescinded. They will hurt the people of Venezuela; they violate human rights and international law, and they impede dialogue and peace-building in both Venezuela and the region.

A petition to the Canadian government has been launched by a group of concerned Canadians who oppose this measure. You can find this at https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1353. It will be open for signature until 25 March 2018. It must be considered by the government within 45 days of that closing date.

What Can You Do?

Sign the petition. It is open to ‘citizens, residents and friends of Canada’. Visit the website and add your name.

Tell your friends and any lists you have access to.

Ask them to visit this site, where further information will be posted.

Lobby local political representatives – both elected members of the legislature and significant figures such as civil rights and poverty activists, trade unionists and individuals in faith communities. We hope to make material available such as postcards, email templates, and so on. Speakers are also available.

Help us! Write to [email protected] with suggestions, comments and above all, offers of help or suggested contacts

Donate: the campaign costs money and time.