For Immediate Release: October 31, 2019
Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] – On the heels of Canada’s first climate election, representatives from Indigenous, youth, labour, healthcare, social justice and environmental movements are uniting to say that the new minority Liberal government must move quickly to show Canadians that it will fulfill its climate promises, which means working with New Democrat, Green and Bloc parties on their shared climate mandate. Speakers will outline key policies that are reflected across party platforms, and whose swift implementation are essential.
WHAT: Press Conference – Movement Voices Present Climate Expectations for New Government
WHEN: 10:00am EDT Friday, November 1
WHERE: National Press Gallery, room 135-B (West Block)
Climate Action Network Canada – Catherine Abreu, Executive Director
Unifor – Ken Bondy, National Representative for Health, Safety, Environment
LeadNow – Logan McIntosh, Co-Executive Director
350.org/OurTime – Amara Possian, Canada Campaigns Manager
Greenpeace Canada – Patrick Bonin, Responsable campagne climat-énergie
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – Robin Edger, Executive Director & CEO
Exit polls confirm that climate was for the first time a vote-determining issue for a significant portion of Canadians who cast ballots in this election. 77% of non-Conservative voters polled by University of Toronto place climate change among their top vote-determining issues, and climate action is one of the top three issues voters polled by Abacus Data want to see parties working together on under this minority government.
CONTACT: Lauren Latour | Réseau Action Climat Canada
519-200-1549 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Action Network Canada is Canada’s primary network of organizations working on climate change and energy issues. A coalition of more than 100 organizations operating from coast to coast to coast, our membership brings environmental groups together with trade unions, First Nations, social justice, development, health and youth organizations, faith groups and local, grassroots initiatives.
Indigenous Climate Action is Canada’s premier Indigenous-led climate justice organization. This initiative does not belong to an individual, but rather to a collective of people who believe in the power of transformative change.
Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 315,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy. Unifor has strong core policies on a wide range of environmental, value-added economic development and energy sustainability issues.
LeadNow is an independent, member-based organization that runs campaigns to build and defend a just, sustainable, and equitable Canada.
Our Time is a youth and millennial-led campaign that is pushing for a Green New Deal for Canada. We elected 8 Green New Deal champions on October 21, then got straight to work delivering 338 mandate letters from our generation.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment is a Canadian-based non-profit organization dedicated to environmental issues, especially as they relate to human health.