For Immediate Release – June 29, 2011 (Lethbridge, AB): Two grassroots advocacy groups from northern and southern Alberta are behind the blitz of “Stand Up for Freedom Canada” pamphlets that will blanket these areas this Canada Day weekend. “When we celebrate Canada Day it is our freedom that we cherish most about this great nation” explained Melanie Harthoorn, representative of the Southern Alberta Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA).
“Yet few people seem to be aware that our most basic freedoms are being slowly undermined by commissions and tribunals both in Alberta and across Canada. The Alberta government’s recent attempt to reform our human rights commission in the wake of criticism from the public and our courts was a joke. We can’t just stand around and do nothing while theses commissions erode our freedom of speech, expression, conscience, and faith.”