Highlights from 2021

Canadian BDS Coalition 2021 Report The Canadian BDS Coalition 5 Years and Counting The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2021. Our 20+ member organizations include country-wide, regional and local groups from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. The Canadian BDS Coalition was formed in 2016 to bring together organizations …

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#RBCsayNo2Palantir

Palantir provides their Artificial Intelligence (AI) predictive system to Israeli security forces, to identify people in occupied Palestine.

The Royal Bank of Canada has over 2 M shares valued at over $56 M USD in Palantir holdings. This relationship flies in the face of the recently offered option of a market-linked guaranteed investment certificate based upon environmental, social, and governance investigations which preclude investments in divisive and dangerous elements of society.

#NoIsraeliArms4Canada

The Canadian government is moving nearer to obtaining armed drones, worth $5 billion of Canadian taxpayer dollars.
Let Ministers of transport and procurmenet know we call on them to cancel the procurement process for an estimated $5 B contract for armed surveillance drones;
cancel the contract with Elbit Systems for Arctic surveillance drones;
prohibit ZIM ships from accessing Canadian ports; and
end all trade in weapons with Israel through a two-way arms embargo and ending military-security cooperation with Israel.

NDP: Your Credibility is on the Line

The Canadian BDS Coalition supports the campaign to Stop Profiting off Israeli War Crimes, #DontDrinkApartheid  #BDS The following open letter was sent today to Heather McPherson, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and cc’d to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and BC Premier John Horgan from Canada Palestine Association, a member of the Canadian BDS Coalition. Dear Ms. …

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6,000 letters sent to the Canadian government regarding Palestinian Prisoners

December 2021 The Canadian BDS Coalition stands in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, supporting campaigns of Samidoun such as Take Action: Defend Palestinian Women Prisoners Under Attack 20 December 2021 Over the last few weeks, almost 6,000 people have taken time to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly with a copy …

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Royal Bank of Canada Colonialism from Turtle Island to Palestine

  Take one minute and write to RBC officials, President McKay, CFO Ahn, Chair Taylor. Write letter HERE.   Stand in solidarity with the Gidimt’en Checkpoint call for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to defund Coastal GasLink. Let RBC know that we continue to insist they break relations with Palantir. Over the last month, …

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Canadian Diplomacy Trifecta of anti-Palestinian racism

Speak out for Justice! SEND LETTER:  https://bit.ly/canadapal Trifecta of anti-Palestinian racism from diplomats Wettlaufer and Stadelbauer, and Minister Joly Take one minute to write to Prime Minister Trudeau, Head of Mission in Ramallah Wettlaufer, Ambassador Stadelbauer in Tel Aviv, and Foreign Affairs Minister Joly. Let them know that their anti-Palestinian behaviour is not acceptable. Write …

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Don’t make us complicit in war crimes! BC Government: Stop Profiting off Israeli War Crimes

BC Government: Stop Profiting off Israeli War Crimes The Canadian BDS Coalition joins with the Canada Palestine Association in this campaign. As well as a number of Coalition member groups have joined directly. There were over 25 diverse organizations who came together to tell the BC Government to stop profiting off Israeli war crimes. The …

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Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Land Defenders Under Attack

The Canadian BDS Coalition stands in strong solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people’s struggle to defend their territory from Canadian settler colonialism and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The Coalition denounces what is the reflection of Canada’s own apartheid system. The Indian Act of 1876 is not only the centrepiece of Canadian colonial policy towards Indigenous peoples, but it …

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Don’t Drink with Apartheid: From South Africa to Palestine!

For 13+ years  Vancouver has been leading the way with the “Don’t Drink with Apartheid.” Read more below in an article written by Marion Kawas in Mayadeen English. Read more on the Canada Palestine Association website.  Canada Palestine Association is a founding member of the Canadian BDS Coalition. The Coalition supports #BoycottIsraeliWines. Don’t Drink with …

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