Go to mhrmi.org/act-now to instantly send the following email to Canadian MPs and the media. A link to our press release on Globe Newswire will be included. DEMAND the resignation of MP Rob Oliphant for his use of an anti-Macedonian slur. And DEMAND the return of our name. Macedonians must be respected. OUR NAME IS MACEDONIA:
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Macedonian-Canadians demand MP Rob Oliphant`s resignation for using ethnic slur
Will you only take action if Mr. Oliphant denigrated a higher-profile group? Macedonian-Canadians need to be defended. Who will step up and treat us as equals? Mr. Oliphant used the highly derogatory term "North Macedonian" to describe Macedonians - a term designed to negate our existence and identity. He was told how offensive it was, yet responded, "That`s how the government of Canada recognizes you." We don`t need a government to tell us who we are. He made the outrageous claim, as per Liberal Party policy, that Macedonians chose to abandon our name, identity and history and "accepted" the forced Macedonia name change - the one imposed on us to appease our oppressors. Macedonian-Canadians came to Canada to escape persecution for being Macedonian - not be subject to it. Would you try to convince an Indigenous group that hateful terms used to describe them are "acceptable"? Defend us. Demand Mr. Oliphant`s resignation. Denounce the forced name change. Our Name Is Macedonia. Thank you.
--- Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. MHRMI demands respect for Macedonia's name, identity and human rights for oppressed Macedonians in the Balkans. For more information: 1-416-850-7125, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mhrmi.org, twitter.com/mhrmi, facebook.com/mhrmi, instagram.com/MacedonianHumanRights #OurNameIsMacedonia