By Teika Newton, CAN-Rac membership campaign coordinator, with Normand Beaudet of Group Mobilisation
“In recent months, a movement has grown in Québec that has seen more than 300 municipal councils endorse a ‘Declaration of Climate Emergency’. In mid-February 2019, I spoke with one of the strategists behind the Declaration campaign, Normand Beaudet, to learn more about the origins of this ambitious and inspiring civic engagement action and to hear about plans for next steps.
Normand Beaudet works for the Resource Centre on Non-Violence in Montréal where he develops popular movement strategies. He is also a member of a regional environmental committee on Montréal’s North Shore, Action Environnement Basses Laurentides (AEBL).
What follows is Normand’s account of the development of this campaign, as told to me in that conversation.”