Coalition of unions and activists calls for Canadian version of 'Green New Deal'

Coalition of unions and activists calls for Canadian version of ‘Green New Deal’

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[Global News] MONTREAL – A coalition composed of unions, Indigenous groups, environmentalists and celebrities called on Canada Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 as part of a proposed “Pact for a Green New Deal.”

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Members of the wide-ranging, 60-group coalition spoke at events held in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, decrying the lack of political action and calling for everyone to adhere to the pact that calls for the emissions cut, the creation of a million sustainable jobs and recognition of Indigenous rights.

The pan-Canadian group, which also includes scientists, health professionals, students and artists, denounced what it called the inertia of governments at all levels in taking tougher measures to fight climate change.

The movement said the scientific findings are indisputable that all efforts must be made to cut Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

“We need to act immediately, and continue acting forever, or at least until we learn how to live on this planet in a way that respects each other and the ecosystems that support us,” said Damon Matthews, a geography professor at Concordia University in Montreal.

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