As you are most likely aware, the tension and needs in Syria have come to a head. I feel that the Conservative government has not done enough in the past with refugees, and now is the time to show the world that we are a caring and welcoming nation.
Your riding, Portage-Lisgar, is an excellent place for refugees. We are a welcoming people, and have a history of merging cultures. I feel like we would benefit greatly from moving some refugees to rural Manitoba. We have groups in place (mostly churches) that would work with you and the government to introduce them to the area and integrate them with the community.
I urge you to take a stance, pass on the message, and show the world, and the people of Syria, that Canada is still a nation that embraces people in need.
Thanks for your time,
— My boyfriend wrote this letter to our mp, and I used it as a template for my own letter to our mp. I thought I’d pass it along for others who have problems writing/starting their own letters to use as a template. Change it as you see fit to reflect your own riding/situation, and send to your mp. I hope this helps!