One way is via their Crown-owned corporation, Export Development Canada (EDC), a credit agency that has promised to loan Coastal GasLink up to $500 million CDN for a project that cuts through Wet'suwet'en Territory without the consent of their hereditary chiefs. https://twitter.com/Gidimten/status/1490915763162542083?s=20&t=ycwCBgnIUUXP7spQBiY_4g Canada enacted the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in June … Continue reading How does the Canadian government fund human rights violations?
There are many conflicting reports about what actually makes a difference in our climate crisis. On one side of the spectrum we hear people advocate that we should stop flying, stop eating meat and bicycle more. On the other side of the spectrum there are people who state that lobbying politicians is really all that … Continue reading On individual changes – Dr. Nate Charach
At this point in the climate crisis, there should no longer be anyone who supports increasing our subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. We should have politicians who can stand up and make brave decisions. These thoughts fill me with a mixture of anger and anxiety. I can reduce my distress if I listen to … Continue reading Radical Acceptance, by Dr. Nate Charach
We now have a new Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne! Since no reply from the former Minister, Chrystia Freeland, was forthcoming, we forwarded our petition to Mr. Champagne to ensure that he knows we haven't forgotten. Dear Honourable François-Philippe Champagne: I would like to take this opportunity, as you begin your post as our new … Continue reading Amazon Petition Update
A couple of weeks ago, we launched sister campaigns aimed at urging local businesses to support youth activists in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strikes. If you're interested in participating, the campaign is on until the end of the day tomorrow. One campaign is aimed at patrons and asks that they e-mail their neighbourhood businesses … Continue reading Local Business for Climate Action