We at the 59 Cents Campaign find the Canadian Government's decision to cut portions of refugee healthcare by means of the Ministerial Order of Hon. Jason Kenney, published April 25, 2012 to be unacceptable.As soon as I click "publish," I will gather $0.59, put it in an envelope, and mail it to:
We believe that if Canadians stop to consider the effect which these changes will have on the most vulnerable portion of our global society, that our country's annual savings of 59 cents per person to keep the Federal Interim Health Program open for refugees will be seen as insignificant.
The changes are set to take effect June 30, 2012, therefore, we have put together the 59 cent campaign in which we are asking all Canadians to place 59 cents in an envelope and send it to the Prime Minister's office to let him know that we will not stand for these cuts.
In 2011 Canada was proudly a place of hope and healing to 25,000 refugees; this is a fact in which we take pride and wish to take pride in for generations to come.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
(No postage required)
We know Stephen Harper's and Jason Kenney's new immigration and refugee directives have nothing to do with cost savings. They are remaking Canada through militarization, privatization, and selfish greed. Compassion for refugee claimants has no place in their Canada.
Please stand up for your Canada. Fifty-nine cents per person is a small price to pay.
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