Climate Emergency Declaration on the rise - how about Ontario?
Come support the motion to declare Climate Emergency in Ontario! Monday, May 13, come fill the public gallery at Queen’s Park, from 1:30 pm onwards! Bring a piece of photo ID, and come earlier in time to go through security.
Many municipalities in Canada have declared climate emergency:
Vancouver, Halifax, Kingston, Richmond, Hamilton, Capital Regional District (13 municipalities in southern Vanvouver Is. incl. Victoria and Gulf Islands), Edmundston, Powell River, Mahone Bay, Moncton, Charlottetown, London, Burlington, Ottawa, Nanaimo, Saint John, more than 320 municipalities in Quebec (incl. Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières….covering about 6 million Québécois). Read more here.
And on May 10th the country of Ireland. As had the U.K.already.
On Monday the official opposition will be debating their motion to declare Climate Emergency in Ontario, and they invite public support. Please see below:
"The Ontario NDP has called for Ontario to be the first Canadian province or territory to declare a climate emergency. We need your support to make this motion a reality, and to preserve our environment for future generations.
We know the window to act on climate change is closing. Even so, Ford’s Conservative government has cancelled a number of climate change mitigation initiatives in just the first year in office. We have no time to spare here. Add your name to support" the NDP's "call to declare a climate emergency in Ontario, and to call the government to take bold, immediate preventative action to protect Ontario for generations to come.
Ontarians are already witnessing the devastating consequences of climate change first hand. Residents in Bracebridge, Ottawa, and in the southwest have seen significant flooding. We have seen tornadoes in eastern Ontario, and increasing wild fires in recent years. We must take immediate and decisive action to tackle climate change.
Add your name today to declare a climate emergency and to push the government to act now:
Let’s protect our future together"