Letter-Writing Campaign to Review Section 174 of the Criminal Code
The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) recently helped to promote Petition e-3999, which urged the Federal Government to repeal Section 174 of the Criminal Code. Thanks in part to support from our members, this petition garnered 1,760 signatures. However, this strong show of public support does not guarantee that the House of Commons will respond to this petition in any meaningful way. In fact, many petitions presented to Parliament do not result in any government action.
FCN Position Statement on Section 174 of the Criminal Code
As advocates for Canadian naturism, we need to build on the momentum of the petition and ensure that this matter receives timely attention. Therefore, the Federation of Canadian Naturists is organizing a letter-writing campaign that calls on the Federal Government to conduct a formal review of Section 174 of the Criminal Code.
In order to have the greatest impact, we encourage all our members, friends and allies to take part in our letter-writing campaign. This will take place over a four-week period, from October 2 to October 28. We encourage all our members and allies to write to the following…
(1) Your individual Member of Parliament
(2) The Honourable David Lametti
Minister of Justice
(3) Mr. Randeep Sarai
What to Include in a letter of support
Letters written to the members of the Federal government may be submitted through Canada Post or by email. However, either form of correspondence should include some basic criteria to be considered legitimate. When writing your letter of support, remember to include:
Also, for best results, include the following points and practices:
Note - letters mailed to offices of the Federal Government do not require postage.
To assist you in preparing a letter, consider using the letter template below.
The name, and title (i.e. Honourary) of the individual you are writing to
Dear (Name of the individual),
I am writing to express my support for a committee review of Section 174 of the Criminal Code. As someone who is both a Canadian and a naturist, as well as a member of the Federation of Canadian Naturists, I support this review for the following reasons:
In closing, I hope that I can count on your support in transforming this outdated set of laws in a way that reflects our present-day Canadian values of inclusion and freedom.