Head of Ottawa Transit Commission Calls for Review of City’s Advertising Policy
Ottawa Mayor Says Free Speech Protects ReThink911 Ads
DONATE NOW FOR NATIONAL POLL TO GAUGE CANADIANS’ VIEWS ON RETHINK911 ADS
Dear ReThink911 Supporters,
Controversy has exploded in Canada over the ReThink911 ads currently running on 300 buses in the Ottawa transit system. On September 11, the Chair of the Ottawa Transit Commission called the ReThink911 ads “insensitive” and said she would request a review of Ottawa’s advertising policy. Yesterday, the ReThink911 campaign issued a response that was picked up by several news outlets, and the Mayor of Ottawa even weighed in to say our ads were “disrespectful” but protected by free speech. Read the articles below for a recap of how the controversy unfolded.
On Wednesday, September 18, the Ottawa Transit Commission is meeting and our ads will be top of the agenda. To make sure the Commission knows exactly where the public stands on free speech and our right to question 9/11 publicly, ReThink911 is commissioning the polling firm YouGov to conduct a national survey gauging Canadians’ impressions of Building 7’s collapse and their support for free speech—but we need your help to do it.
Help us raise $6,000 by Saturday, September 14, so that we may conduct this poll on Monday, September 16, and have the results by the end of next week. According to our poll released earlier this week, 46% of Americans suspect Building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition after viewing footage of Building 7’s collapse. We are confident that percentage will be much higher in Canada.
We thank you for your generous support. It’s having a major impact!
Learn more about ReThink911’s Canada poll.
Stay tuned for a recap of the September 11 events.
Get up-to-speed on the controversy in Canada’s capital:
CBC News: Bus Ad Questioning 9/11 Sparks Call Review of OC Transpo Policies
Ottawa Citizen: Ads Questioning Truth of 9/11 Appear on OC Transpo Buses
Huffington Post Canada: 9/11 Conspiracy Ad on Ottawa Buses and Toronto Billboard Sparks Outrage
Ottawa 1310 News: Controversial 9/11 Ads Spark Call for Review of OC Transpo Ad Policies
ReThink911: Statement Regarding Ads on Ottawa OC Transpo Buses
Sun News: Free Speech Protects ‘Disrespectful’ 9/11 Conspiracy Ads: Ottawa Mayor
CBC News: Group Behind 9/11 Bus Ad Responds to Criticism
Ottawa Citizen: 9/11 Truth Campaign Responds to Criticism of Bus Ads
Yahoo Canada: 9/11 ‘truther’ billboards appear in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver
ReThink911 was also covered by Time, the Toronto Star, and CBS Philadelphia.