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You may remember the No Nanny Corner Store events we held earlier this year in Toronto and Calgary. The story was picked up by some pretty big news outlets.

Well, now’s your chance to be part of the action at the next No Nanny Corner Store stunt – this time in Ottawa!

SFLcanadanonannyOn Wednesday, December 14th SFL Canada will once again be taking over a corner store and filling it with our specially-created plain-packaged products.

We plan on giving people a glimpse into what the world would look like if we let government get away with overtaxing, over-regulating, or straight up banning everything that isn’t good for you.

The store will be decked out with all of the “appropriate” warnings, and we will be giving out “government approved” bags of chips, pop, and chocolate bars.

But I need your help to pull this off!

If you’re interested, just reach out to me at dclement@studentsforliberty.org

 

Here are some details:

  • The store will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Wednesday, Dec. 14th)
  • We will go to Parliament Hill to hand out materials from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • And if you need assistance getting to Ottawa, just let me know and we’ll help you get here!

Looking forward to another great event!

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Earlier this year, SFL Canada announced and launched its #FreeToChoose Nanny State Campaign. The Free To Choose campaign focuses on calling out big government ridiculousness and absurd regulations in Canada. With the #FreeToChoose campaign, Students for Liberty Canada is telling the government to get out of our lives and to stop treating adults like children.

So far, our efforts have been featured on the CBC, CTV, in the Toronto Sun and much more!

Now, we are pleased to announce that SFL Canada will be offering Canadian students activism stipends of up to $250 for Nanny State activism! This means that if you are looking to do anti-nanny state activism on campus, or in your community, SFL Canada is offering up to $250 to help make it happen!

What are Nanny State or lifestyle regulations?
Nanny state laws (or lifestyle regulations) are regulations that limit consumer choice, trample on personal freedoms, and treat adults like children.

What are some examples of nanny state regulations?

  • Proposals to put graphic warning labels on alcohol
  • Cities mandating climate change warning stickers on gas pumps
  • Plain packaging tobacco
  • Additional taxes on sugar and products like soft drinks
  • Municipalities banning peer-to-peer services like Uber and AirBnB
  • Bans on selling alcohol in corner stores 14670769_1220384978029365_7833622546745217104_n
  • Heavy restrictions on vaping
  • The continued criminalization of cannabis

Nanny state activism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Handing out “plain packaged” goods on campus
  • Getting published in your campus newspaper
  • Hosting a speaker on campus to talk about regulation
  • Protesting lifestyle regulations in a creative way
  • Writing a blog post exposing ridiculous regulations
  • Tabling on campus about lifestyle regulation

Apply for a grant today!

Here in Canada, the ridiculous rise of the nanny state has officially gotten out of hand. Thankfully, Students For Liberty is pushing back. And you’re invited to join us at our next activism event on Thursday, August 11th to mock the rise of the nanny state with plain-packaged chocolate, pop, and bags of chips.

To show how silly it’s gotten, SFL Canada launched our Free to Choose campaign against lifestyle regulation. We started with a website, nannystate.ca, and now we are stepping up our game.

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On Thursday August 11th, SFL Canada will be taking over a Toronto corner store and turning it into the “Nanny State Corner Store.”

SFLcanadanonannyWe plan on giving people a glimpse into what the world would look like if we let government get away with overtaxing, over-regulating, or straight up banning everything that isn’t good for you.

The store will be decked out with all of the “appropriate” warnings, and we will be giving out “government approved” bags of chips, pop, and chocolate bars.

The location is a secret for now!

But, if you would like to attend or help, just email me at dclement@studentsforliberty.org!

NoNanny Chocolat eIt’s time for us to take a stand. As a Canadian myself, I witness the over-reaching nanny state here in Canada everyday. Today, I want to give you an opportunity to join me in pushing back against over-regulation.

Myself and other SFLers are going to be on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday May 31st to mock the growing number of nanny state regulations in Canada and we would love for you to join us! We plan on starting at 9:00am.

If you interested in helping educate people on Parliament Hill and taking a stand against the ever-growing nanny state, simply email me at dclement@studentsforliberty.org. 

Also, if you are in need of travel assistance to get to Ottawa, please let me know!

How are you deepening your knowledge of liberty this summer? Do you want to delve into the foundations of classical liberalism in areas like economics, philosophy, and the law? Freedom Week, a summer opportunity from Canada’s Institute for Liberal Studies, offers an in-depth look at classical liberal ideas, as well as the chance to meet students from a variety of backgrounds to discuss and debate those very ideas.

Students involved with SFL in North America tend to be familiar with the fantastic liberty organizations in the United States, but there are also bastions of classical liberal ideas in Canada, such as the Institute for Liberal Studies. For US students, attending a Freedom Week seminar is not only a good way to learn more about the ideas of liberty, but also a relatively low-hassle opportunity to visit our neighbors to the north. It is also a great way to meet other international students who align with your views!

The Freedom Week course offers an excellent balance that appeals both to those new to these ideas and others who are more familiar with classical liberalism. And there is no charge for this exceptional education opportunity! In return for your attendance during the entire week, you will be provided with accommodation and meals. Attendees are only responsible for travel expenses to and from the seminar.

This year ILS is hosting two Freedom Week seminars:

  • Vancouver (Simon Fraser University): July 11-16, 2016
  • Montreal (McGill University): August 15-20, 2016

Click here for more information!

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