Support the Open Letter – Send one of your own!

A lot of you are asking, “What can we do to help?” and often the answer to that question starts with simply learning more about where your electricity comes from, but right now a letter supporting the Open Letter from O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation and asking them to refuse the Augmented Flow Program renewal will show our government officials that Manitoba really cares about this.

Here’s what you will have to do:

  1. Copy the text below and paste into an email from you. (feel completely free to add your own words and make it personal!)

Dear Madam/Sir,

I am writing to you today as a concerned hydro electricity consumer. 

I recently became aware of two communities in northern Manitoba who have written us (all hydro customers) a letter to ask for changes to be made to the way MB Hydro operates the Churchill River Diversion. These communities, O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation are asking to have “a meaningful say in what happens with the waterways…” and I wholly agree and, quite frankly, am surprised that we have to ask you for this.

Meaningful reconciliation between indigenous peoples and our government including its crown corporations must start with a desire to change. 

Please consider this letter a formal request for the immediate suspension of the annual Augmented Flow Program deviations as well as a request to deny any final licencing for the Churchill river Diversion and mandate public hearings.

I don’t want to participate in any more harm. Please do the right thing.

Thank you,

2. Copy the following email addresses and paste them in your To: field

mincc@leg.gov.mb.ca, contact@sarahguillemard.com, blair.mctavish@gov.mb.ca

3. Copy the following subject line and paste it in too.

Suspend the augmented flow program.

4. Tell all your friends!

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