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Canada: Grassroots groups call on Parliament to create just transition act in first 100 days – Timmins Today

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202123 Views

From Oct. 12 to 17, more than 50 events are happening in nine provinces to pressure politicians to take action

This week, grassroots organizations across the country are mobilizing to demand community-led just transition legislation within the first 100 days of Parliament as part of a “Climate Code Red” week of action.

From Oct. 12 to 17, more than 50 events are happening in nine provinces to pressure politicians to take action to help Canada shift its economy away from fossil fuels through petition drives, canvassing, community gatherings, and webinars.

“Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau promised a just transition act, where is it?” asks Dylan Penner, a climate and social justice campaigner with the Council of Canadians, a non-profit, non-partisan national organization that advocates for things like fair trade, clean energy, clean water, and public services through collective action and grassroots organizing.

Read More: https://www.timminstoday.com/around-ontario/canada-grassroots-groups-call-on-parliament-to-create-just-transition-act-in-first-100-days-4517649

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