What you can do!

Although "Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1) has been CANCELLED!, our struggle continues!  

Join us in ensuring that "Secure Canada" never returns, and help us to stop an even bigger arms bazaar -- "CANSEC" -- from being held on City property.  CANSEC organizers have been negotiating with City Staff to book Lansdowne for May 2009.  Holding any such shows on City property goes against an Ottawa City Council ban that was passed in 1989 due to efforts by COAT!

Please sign our Online PETITION now to "Stop Ottawa's Arms Shows."

(Print version: Here is a printable version of the petition that you can use to get additional signatures.)

Tell the Mayor, City Council and Staff what you think!
Click above to send a preset message to Mayor O'Brien, Ottawa Councillors and Staff.  Send it as is, or -- better yet -- modify the subject line and rewrite text to emphasize your own specific concerns.

Contact City Councillors, the Mayor and City Staff
Tell them what you think!  Click above to go to the COAT web page where you can send messages to the above. Call, email, write or fax!
Phone, Fax, Regular Mail: Click on this link to get details on how to contact City Council by phone, fax and regular post.

Spread the word!  
After signing the petition online and contacting City Hall, please encourage others to do likewise.  Circulate this information to friends, colleagues, list serves and post the petition link to as many web pages as possible.

More Information!
For many more visit the COAT website.

Keep informed
If this is the first you've heard about this from COAT, then you aren't on "COAT's official email list." Please join it here.

Thanks! Please Donate to COAT's campaign
Your support in signing the COAT petition, contacting City Council and encouraging others to do likewise is greatly appreciated! Click here to see how else you can help.

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This webpage was produced by the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

as part of the COAT campaign to oppose 
"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)