‘Canada on Fire’ Day of Action set for September 8
On Sept 8th, in the midst of a snap federal election and right before the federal leaders’ debates, people across Canada will march and rally in our communities from coast to coast to coast.
“Together, we will ensure that the climate emergency is a top election issue and push all candidates and parties to ramp up their climate ambition,” says advocacy group organizers at 50 Canada.
“The September 8th Day of Action will be an opportunity to bring together as many groups, organizations, and local organizers as possible to demand real action on the climate emergency. In order to do that during an election, these events will be non-partisan.”
350 Canada is building a grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis through local, national and international action.
Canada’s officially in its 44th election period and election day is coming up fast on September 20th.
This will be the first election to take place while catastrophic climate-driven wildfires are blazing across the country as Canada faces one of the worst wildfire seasons on record and as communities recover from unprecedented heat, flooding, and droughts.
According to the latest IPCC report, this is a “code red” moment when it comes to tackling the climate emergency.
“That’s why we’re taking action on September 8th — the day of the French Federal Leaders’ debate and the day before the English Federal Leaders’ debate,” says 350 Canada.
“Together, we will mobilize to ensure the climate emergency is a top issue in this election. And we will set the bar for ambitious climate action by demanding that all parties and candidates deliver:
- A moratorium on fossil fuel expansion, including stopping construction on existing expansion projects
- An urgent and robust just transition plan that leaves no one behind and moves us past fossil fuels.” For further information click HERE