Next 15-Minute City Zoom is Tues, Sept 19th @ 8PM (EST):
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88194918110
Meeting ID: 881 9491 8110
Watch the 15-Minute City Action Kick-off Zoom on our Rumble channel HERE.
Watch the 15-Minute City talk by Rebeca Sheppard at the Bill of Rights Victory Celebration: HERE.
Watch the 15-Minute City promotion video for Toronto's smart city HERE.
Are You Ready for 15 Minute Cities? Neither are we! Let's take action NOW. It's time to start the discussion and hold folks accountable so we can end this before it begins.
A 15-Minute City is a residential urban concept in which most daily necessities can be accomplished by either walking or cycling from residents' homes, ultimately limiting a resident's travel anywhere outside their assigned sectors. Resistance is steadily mounting in test cities such as Oxford (England), as well as parts of Paris and Barcelona; but not yet in our communities.
While many are claiming the point of these “15-Minute Cities” is not to prevent travel outside of the 15-minute zone, when you dig deeper one can easily see there is more to this then we are being told…
From the Oxford city council site as of March 3, 2023:
"The traffic filters are not physical barriers of any kind and will not be physical road closures. They are simply traffic cameras that can read number plates.
If a vehicle passes through the filter at certain times of the day, the camera will read the number plate and (if you do not have an exemption or a residents’ permit) you will receive a fine in the post.
Oxford residents (and residents of some surrounding villages) will be able to apply for a permit to drive through the filters on up to 100 days a year. Residents living in the rest of Oxfordshire will be able to apply for a permit to drive through the filter on up to 25 days a year."
We are starting to see signs of 15-Minute City plans across many communities in Canada through the implementation of bike lane networks (often in high-traffic zones), the closing of side streets to make "community hang-outs" or bike share stations, and traffic reduction by blocking roads with cement barriers. All of these installations are designed to acclimate us to accept road closures, traffic flow reduction and/or speed reduction.
While these plans may seem innocuous, it may even appear to be a convenient way to structure a community. However, if you dig into the global framework it becomes apparent the real goal is to reduce our consumption, our movement and create a greater level of control over all people than we could possibly imagine.
Please read through the PDF on C40.org and you will see the aggressive consumption goals for 2030 and 2050, for quick reference see page 20 although the entire PDF is very robust: https://www.c40.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2270_C40_CBE_MainReport_250719.original.pdf.
C40 is one of the driving forces for the 15-Minute Cities. What is C40? From their site it states: "C40 is a global network of mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis." The cities of Toronto and Montreal are both members of this organization. Toronto joined in 2005 and Montreal in 2016.
C40 is a network of global partners including ICLEI – International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the Global Covenant of Mayors, Carbon Disclosure Project, United Cities and Local Governments, World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Foundation (one of the most offence organizations participating in the global agenda). These global partners are all working toward an impossible "net-zero" carbon emissions. Many of these sites include a list of participating cities, so have a look to see if your community is on the list.
This is really just the tip of the iceberg. There are many NGOs involved and they all roll into the two main organizations spearheading this; the UN https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda and the WEF https://intelligence.weforum.org/topics/a1Gb0000000LHN7EAO.
There good news in all of this... it is a crime to collaborate with foreign entities to create domestic policies that violate Canadian law. It's called treason. Let's not be victims, rather, let's take back our cities by holding those accountable for breach of trust, breach of duty and for attempting to cause us harm by preaching our rights enshrined in the Canadian Bill of Rights!
1. Contact your mayor and your city councillor
2. Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours
3. Build community networks to push back at town meetings and to take action against mayors/councillors who are pushing this initiative (PS. Mayors are considered peace officers in the Criminal Code – BILL OF RIGHTS!)
4. Take legal action against councillors and/or mayors who are infringing on your rights by serving the progressive NOL on 15-Minute Cities and following through with court action. See below for the NOL template. And learn more about NOLs HERE.
1. Are they aware of the Strategic Plan initiative?
- note, cities are NOT referring to their plans as "15-Minute cities".
2. Are there any plans for this initiative? If yes, will there be consultation with the public on this initiative? If they have already completed the consultation ask them for the records of this.
3. If no plans for consultation with the public, what authority do they have to create policies without public consultation and buy-in?
4. Will there be, or has there already been, a vote with the councillors on this matter?
5. If there are plans for this initiative in your town, what is the current status of the initiative and what's next?
6. Is this project initiated, funded, sponsored, etc by a foreign entity such as the United Nations Sustainable Developer Goals 2030 Agenda?
7. Is there any involvement of the World Economic Forum in developing or implementing the 15-Minute City?
8. Are you aware of the proposed travel restrictions in the city of Oxford in England?
9. If there is a plan, has everyone involved been an elected official or have there been outside consultants working along side city councillors?
10. Is there a special committee within City Hall working on this project, and if so, who make up the members of this committee?
11. Who initiated the plan and brought it forth to City Hall?