It might surprise you to learn that the right to live in a healthy environment is NOT written into the Canadian Constitution or our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 177 countries around the world recognize the rights of their citizens to clean air, clean water, and healthy food, but Not Canada!
Five Million Voices is a project designed to encourage Canada's 5 million elementary and secondary school students to communicate directly with the Prime Minister to demand recognition of these basic rights.
FMV can help young citizens realize that that they have a voice in their future, and that no matter where they might live – Toronto or Tuktoyaktuk – they can use that voice to demand that their government formally recognize their rights to a healthy environment. MORE...
Early in the project, Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glausser (aka Naming the Twins) wrote and recorded a campaign song for the FMV project. Sing Shout has generated enthusiasm from those who have heard it, and the song has provided new avenues of expression and communication for FMV. Downloads of the song, sheet music and a lyric video are available on the resources page.