Thousands of people from around the world visited the exhibition Uprising X 25! Many submitted proposals, and some 5000 people voted for their favourites via a website. In many cases, the articles proposed were inspired by existing legislation and practices already in use elsewhere in the world.
The following is an informal and unscientific summary of the results in 25 points, based on the themes that emerged, the votes cast, and the concerns expressed.
Intended to spark reflection, this community-based creation is a dynamic extension of the process begun by the exhibition.
Let’s keep the good work going!
The Legend of Tomorrow’s World
Delegates to major international organizations and assemblies, Elected officials at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels, Business leaders, opinion makers, community organizers, and heads of private and public organizations, Citizens of the world,
Let’s work together to begin the transition to a future world that reflects our hopes and dreams.
Let us give ourselves the tools we need to implement these 25 proposals over the next 10 years.
Develop and implement a legislative framework to ensure the integrity of our ecosystems, as was recently done by Bolivians.
Implement a complete ban on the extraction and use of petroleum and other fossil fuels, and promote the emergence of a zero emissions economy, specifically in the areas of transportation, heating, industrial production, and construction. (Sweden)
Prohibit the factory farming of animals intended for human and animal consumption, and promote vegetarian eating through a national education strategy, from elementary school through university. (Bhutan)
Guarantee universal access to natural environments and ecosystems by developing a network of national corridors based on the ancestral tradition of the Allemansträtten (northern Europe). Launch a reflection at the government level on the concept of private land ownership in the spirit of indigenous traditions in the Americas.
Reallocate 90% of current military spending to our schools to ensure universal and free access to education, from elementary school through university, as the foundation of a modern and democratic society. (Iceland, Costa Rica)
Integrate mediation and non-violent communication training into the school curriculum, starting in elementary school. (Vancouver)
Develop a national strategy and a binding legal framework to better protect girls and women from both direct and systemic violence, and contribute to the implementation of an international strategy consistent with these goals.
Compel public and private employers to provide women and men with equal pay in all economic sectors and job categories. (Norway)
Develop a national strategy inspired by the South African model to embrace diversity in all its forms (including ethnic, linguistic, economic, social, sexual, and religious) as a fundamental value of a vibrant, modern society.
Reform democracy through a series of in-depth reforms (such as the adoption of proportional voting) aimed at achieving more social diversity in representation at all levels of our political system. (Germany, Israel, Spain)
Prohibit all forms of lobbying directed at elected officials in our parliaments and democratic institutions.
Put an end to media concentration by prohibiting private monopolies and media domination by conglomerates.
Establish a national public health strategy ensuring free and universal access to health education, to nutritious food free of GMOs, chemicals, and synthetic additives, to free sport infrastructures and activities, and to alternative health practices and medicines.
Introduce a universal basic income to guarantee a minimum income for all. (Finland)
Criminalize the use of any form of tax, judicial, or financial haven and implement a national strategy to crack down on tax evasion schemes. Help organize a coordinated international strategy to dismantle all forms of tax, judicial and financial havens worldwide.
Organize an exit from neoliberalism (capitalism) by developing a binding legal framework for the rapid transition to an economy that is local, ecologically sustainable, fair, socialized, cooperative, and based on short supply chains.
Ensure that all members of the LGBT community can fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to immigration and emigration as well as freedom of movement.
Cultivate a thriving arts and culture scene by devoting 5% of the national budget to artistic creation, and through the implementation of mechanisms and institutions ensuring access for all, from students in elementary schools to seniors in residences, to all forms of art throughout the country.
Ensure that Indigenous peoples have the right to fully enjoy, both collectively and individually, all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Fully recognize the political, cultural, and economic rights of the First Nations, including the right to control the use (or conservation) of the natural resources on their ancestral lands.
Put in place a legal framework compelling industry to dismantle polluting factory farms and enabling the reestablishment of small-scale, organic agriculture to guarantee the universal right to healthy food. Promote local buying, short supply chains, and access to land for small farmers through a new binding legal regime. Prohibit the production and importation of genetically modified organisms intended for consumption.
Guarantee universal access to high-speed Internet. Update privacy legislation to criminalize the exchange of personal information between private companies, and also between private companies and government organizations.
Develop a legal framework to promote the free movement of people and to restrict the movement of non-essential goods and items already produced locally.
Cancel the public debt owed to Canada by southern countries, and contribute to international efforts aimed at putting an end to poverty and the supervision of southern countries by their northern creditors.
Work with countries around the world to introduce international taxes on financial transactions, direct foreign investments, the consolidated profits of transnational corporations, weapons sales, and emissions-intensive activities, in order to create international funds dedicated to guaranteeing universal access to water, healthy food, healthcare, and education.