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climate change

February 28, 2020

“As we face a climate emergency, this committee will play an integral role in advancing our union’s work on urgent environmental and climate change issues.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 27, 2020

"We want to take this opportunity to commend these highly trained workers for their selfless bravery, and to wish them a very good meeting.”— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 24, 2020

“We are humbled by their bravery and grateful for their sacrifices.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 9, 2019

"What more evidence do we need to act?" — Public Services International

December 2, 2019

This group of backgrounders highlights some of the interconnected elements of environmental degradation and climate change, the effects of which we are already seeing in Canada and around the world.

November 4, 2019

Polling shows that climate change was one of the key issues of the campaign.

September 24, 2019

“Whether it’s income inequality, climate change, labour rights, health care, or housing, what happens in this federal election will have a huge impact on this country and our future.”  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

September 16, 2019

“We stand in solidarity with the young people at the forefront of demanding meaningful action on climate change” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

May 23, 2019

“This is public service at its finest. These frontline workers are travelling away from their homes and their families, potentially putting themselves in harm’s way, in order to help others in their time of need." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 30, 2019

What links tax havens to flooding and wildland fires is the response we hear all too often when money is needed to respond to climate change — "there isn’t the money."