This leaflet describes the top five actions governments should take to meet and beat greenhouse gas emission reductions required to keep our climate in check. It encourages readers to take action by writing their municipal, provincial and federal government representatives with these top five priorities.
Prime Minister Harper has repeatedly pointed to need for US action for Canada to take steps to address climate change. Now that US President Obama has announced major policy shift will Canada finally join in?
Focusing on four areas — eat, grow, transform, share — Canadians are being urged to do more than just talk about improving the environment.
“If Bill 4 passes, 2014 will be the year that B.C. Parks changed forever,” said Darryl Walker, BCGEU President. “This legislation opens the door to pipelines, oil and gas drilling and industrial activities that are counter to the values that created our parks system.”
"Clean water is fundamental to how all Manitobans live, work and play.” - Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
“This government has pledged to improve employment opportunities for young people but 278 summertime ranger jobs for 17-year olds have been cut from last year.”
“The government is putting public safety, natural resources, and emergency response crews at risk by eliminating the jobs of fire tower staff," - Bob Bymoen, President Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE).
“We also encourage all members who have not been affected by the floods to do what they can to help, by donating to the Red Cross or any charity of their choice, or by volunteering,” says HSAA President Elisabeth Ballermann
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The Robin Hood Tax campaign in the UK steps up efforts by lobbying local councils to demand the government implement a financial transaction tax.