Canada Palestine Association, United for Palestine – Toronto/GTA, Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement Pour Une Paix Juste and Canadian BDS Coalition have launched an online campaign titled “I Vote Palestine #IvotePalestine.”
Here is the mission statement of the campaign:
#IVotePalestine encourages all parties, unions, churches and organizations that support the nine basic demands in our campaign to add your names as official endorsers.
If you are a Canadian voter and agree with the event objectives, please mark yourself as “Going”. Other supporters please mark yourselves as “Interested”.
I VOTE FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
JOIN THIS FB EVENT PAGE AND PLEDGE #IVotePalestine
In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that:
•Support Palestinian human and national rights including the inalienable right to self-determination.
•Oppose Israeli ethnic cleansing, war crimes and apartheid.
•Recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.
•Respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.
•Support ending Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall.
•Oppose Canadian tax-deductible status for the Jewish National Fund JNF, HESEG Foundation and all Zionist organizations that are disguised as charities while supporting the Israeli military and settlements.
•Recognize the rights of Canadians to support the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement as a non-violent strategy to force Israel to abide by UN resolutions and all international humanitarian laws.
•Oppose condemning or criminalizing people or organizations who support the BDS Movement, and
•Oppose the anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic and politically charged IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
This event page will update voters on the positions of individual candidates and parties regarding these issues.
Along with the event hosts, here are more endorsers of the event and the campaign (Plus de supporteurs de l’événement et de la campagne):
Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
Coalition against Israeli Apartheid, Victoria
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices – Winnipeg
Justice for Palestinians, Calgary
Oakville Palestinian Rights Association OPRA
Palestine Just Trade
Palestine Solidarity Working Group (Sudbury)
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (Montreal)
Regina Peace Council
Peace Alliance Winnipeg