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.
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
- 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