We have a climate emergency on our planet. That means that we need to act now and quickly. Canadians are coping with floods, forest fires, killer heat-waves and massive storms – we are already living through catastrophic climate events. It has never been more urgent that we transition to a low-carbon economy. At the same time, we have almost half of Canadians reporting they are $200 away from insolvency at the end of each month. That’s why we need a Green New Deal, because we won’t solve the climate crisis without ensuring the everyday Canadians benefit from the public investments a low-carbon economy will require.
The Green New Deal is the call for an ambitious government-led mobilization to make the investments necessary to stop climate change and fight back against massive social and economic inequalities. By making public investments in clean and renewable energy, in housing retrofits, and in electric vehicles, we can drastically reduce our carbon emissions while creating well-paying, unionized jobs. The Green New Deal is about saving our planet, while making sure that all Canadians, including the workers in carbon-heavy twilight industries are provided with good family-sustaining jobs as we transition into a renewable and clean energy economy.
Join your voice with mine and the voices of thousands of Canadians to take a new approach for Canada, to implement a Green New Deal.