Coalition to Stop Bill C-10 marches forward

On Sunday April 27, 2014 the Coalition to Stop Bill C-10 held a successful meeting with some 40 people from about a dozen different organizations in attendance. The group was evenly made up of both native and non-native people and communities and businesses from Moraviantown, Six Nations, Toronto, Fort Erie and elsewhere were represented. 

At the meeting the group welcomed new members, discussed its purpose and achieved consensus around the structure that the group will take. Lucho Granados Ceja, who chaired the meeting, made it clear that the Coalition is working in compliment to other efforts being done by Onkwehon:we people and organizations. “Non-Onkwehon:we people have a responsibility to uphold our side of the Two Row Wampum and oppose the efforts by the Canadian government to interfere in the affairs of indigenous people,” said Granados Ceja.

Attendees left the meeting feeling highly motivated and ready to take action against Bill C-10. The next meeting will be held at Sour Springs Plaza on 2nd Line in Six Nations at 6:30 PM on May 15, 2014. Those who are interested in opposing Bill C-10 and would like to join the Coalition are invited to attend. Call Kelly at 519-445-9252 for more information or to add your name to the coalition and its founding statement (available at

The Coalition will also be present at this year’s MayDay rally in Toronto on May 1 selling T-shirts and distributing information about the threats posed by Bill C-10. The MayDay rally is one of the best-attended political rallies held in Toronto. This year’s theme is “Honour Our Communities”; it will start at 5:30 PM at Allan Gardens, on the corner of Jarvis and Carlton Streets.

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