Canadians Deserve A Real Climate Plan – Green Party

Send Your Letter, Demanding a Real Climate Action Plan, to Canadian Environment Minister Catharine McKenna

“Canadians deserve better options (for addressing the climate crisis). And we’re running out of time to adopt them.” – Canada’s Green Party

A Call-Out from the Green Party of Canada

Posted May 30th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

This summer, for the first time in Canadian history, climate change will be a front-page issue. That’s because our momentous win (in a federal by-election) in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, British Columbia proved that Canadians want decisive climate action and real leadership.

BUT THE LIBERALS AREN’T LISTENING.

B.C NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May protesting Kinder Morgan tar sands pipe in 2018. The two were later arrested.

Their climate plan for Canada is a half-hearted, half-measure that won’t solve the climate crisis.

THE LIBERALS STILL HAVEN’T UPDATED HARPER’S WEAK, LEGACY CLIMATE TARGETS.

They still haven’t responded to last Fall’s loudest alarm from the scientific community to curb our carbon emissions. They still don’t have a plan to meet our Paris Commitments.

Canadians deserve better options. And we’re running out of time to adopt them. Will you send a letter to the Minister for Climate Change to demand decisive climate action?

ELIZABETH MAY (Canada’s Green Party leader) and PAUL MANLY (Green Party MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, B.C.)  have one month in the House to work across party lines and adopt _Mission: Possible – The Green Climate Action Plan_.

In a few weeks, each party will start campaigning for the October election and our window will close.

We can give (Green Party Leader) Elizabeth and Green Party MP Paul Manly the momentum they need to turn Canada into a real climate leader.

SEND YOUR LETTER To Canadian Environment Minister Cathering McKenna TODAY

Minister McKenna’s contact information is ec.ministre-minister.ec@canada.ca
Environment and Climate Change Canada, 200 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard, Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3, Telephone: 819-938-3813, Fax: 819-938-9431 [1]

In action and solidarity,

EMILY MCMILLAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREEN PARTY OF CANADA

P.S. We can do this. We can solve the climate crisis. But we need to join our voices together to demand better options. Write your letter to demand decisive climate action from the Liberals.

A Brief Note from Niagara At Large –

Posted immediately below is a news released on the Green Party’s Climate Plan, circulated earlier this May by the party’s leader, Elizabeth May.

Elizabeth May unveils Mission: Possible – the Green Climate Action Plan

May 16, 2019

Canada’s Green Party leader Elizabeth May

OTTAWA –– The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that any rise in global average temperature above 1.5 degrees C will mean losing our hospitable biosphere.

Extraordinary circumstances call for bold and decisive action. Today, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) and MP-elect Paul Manly will unveil Mission: Possible, the Party’s bold 20-step action plan to avert climate catastrophe.

The plan sets out some, but not all, of the components of the party’s 2019 election platform.

Mission:

Possible sets out clear initiatives to guide all sectors of Canadian society in transitioning to the vibrant, carbon-free economy of the 21st century. The plan targets 60 per cent GHG reductions against 2005 levels by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050.

Components of the Plan include:

  • Modernize the east west electricity grid to ensure that renewable energy can be transmitted from one province to another.
    • Complete a national building retrofit. Create millions of new, well-paying jobs in the trades by retrofitting every building in Canada.
    • End all imports of foreign oil. Use only Canadian fossil fuels and invest in upgraders to turn Canadian solid bitumen into gas, diesel and other products providing jobs in Alberta.
    • Prioritize adaptation. Invest significant resources in adaptation measures to protect Canadian resource sectors such as agriculture, fishing and forestry from the ravages of climate change.

Mission:

Mission Possible will re-establish Canada as a global leader: a fossil fuel dependent country that plans and successfully executes the end of our dependence on fossil fuels.

The climate is not an environmental issue, it is the gravest security threat the world has ever seen.

To see the Green Party’s Climate Plan, click on – 
Mission: Possible

To view a media scrum with Green Party Leader after she was arrested and charged in B.C. in 2018 for protesting the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipe from Aloberta’s gargantuan tar pits to the Pacific Ocean, click on the screen below –

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