ABOUT CANADA MARCHES

James Topp is the author of this idea. James went public with his story wearing his Canadian Armed Forces uniform sharing his own story of being released from the Armed Forces. This is a huge move to use the uniform as a tool for spreading awareness. James announced in early February of 2022 that he would be marching from Vancouver to Ottawa to protest what is going on, collect stories of Canadians along the way, and get a conversation with the employees of the federal government. The Freedom/Trucker convoy re-invigorated James spirit to do something; it now has him and the Canada Marches team moving across the country aiming to start a conversation which wasn’t had with the truckers. This is being done on instinct, with resourcefulness in mind; a key trait of a good soldier. Solutions are what James is aiming for, not scratching the itch of talking about how we got here.

The division in Canada is high at the moment but there is still that wholesome Canadian spirit which will invite you over to dinner after meeting you, and open up our homes to each other. We love Canada because of Canadians.

There are great ones who have gone before us, and this is honoured by the starting location of the Terry Fox Memorial in Vancouver, British Columbia and the finishing location will be the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. This monumental task will produce some powerful results and the movement along the way is providing new hope for Canadians across the Country.

ABOUT
JAMES TOPP

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James Topp is a current serving soldier who has served in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for 28 years. James is in the process of being released and as such is a unique case of a current serving member engaging in peaceful protest openly. The Canada Marches team, and Canadians have come to know James as a man with great; humility, integrity, drive, leadership, and a desire to serve. Canada is getting to know him as well along the road.


James is keen to protect his mindful integrity by questioning the orders he is being given. He believes in, and talks about, rising above the classification of thoughts. He is keen to avoid identity politics, talking in circles about how we got here, and wants to implore solutions as well as open dialogue. He is often heard saying some version of:


"Can't we all just have respect and compassion for each other, and call it a day?".

WHY IS JAMES TOPP MARCHING

This march exists for 3 reasons:

 

1. James is protesting federal government mandates that require, as a condition for employment or continued employment, vaccination, testing, quarantine, and/or isolation;

 

2. James has stepped forward to speak on behalf of those personnel employed by the federal government or otherwise who have been denied access to employment and services, who have lost income and have suffered from damaged relationships due to the imposition of a medical procedure;

3. James has also stepped forward to speak on behalf of those who have, through the introduction of false constructs surrounding choices and consequences, been pressured into taking part in medical procedures that they would not otherwise have accepted;

MISSION STATEMENT:

We rise to serve Canadians with honesty, respect and compassion, for the purpose of reuniting our people. We do this, with the intention of ensuring our government upholds the laws that support Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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