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  • UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE – Friday For Future Youth Climate Strikes in Nine Canadian Cities during COP24

    “Why should we go to school if there is going to be no future? The climate crisis is solvable, yet some adults are jeopardizing our future by blocking real action. They are not listening to experts nor cooperating. They are behaving like bullies. Because of their bad behaviour, they would unleash massive suffering on people and animals. What should we do? We must be brave like Greta Thunberg in Sweden and strike from school. Together, we can stand up to these bullies. Cut class on Friday, December 7, 2018, organize a protest and register your event NOW, and…

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada Welcomes Bipartisan Carbon Pricing Bill Just Introduced in Congress

    “To call this legislation a breakthrough is an understatement,” said Citizens’ Climate Lobby Executive Director Mark Reynolds. “Any long-term solution needs buy-in from both Republicans and Democrats. And now that their constituents are feeling the negative effects of climate change firsthand, both sides are more willing to cooperate on a solution that brings about real change.”

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • OPEN LETTER: The Government of Ontario Has Made a Huge Mistake Axing the Office of our Environmental Watchdog

    Without a properly function oversight and transparency, Ontario is at risk of joining the ranks of Russia, USA, and Saudi Arabia in their level of commitment to the climate crisis. Is this what we want Ontario: to be in the ranks of Trump, Putin, and Saudi Royalty?

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Sudbury Youth Join School Strike For Climate Friday, November 2, 2018

    Greta Thunberg has started a movement called “Fridays for a Future”. Greta asks that people sit outside their parliament buildings and local government buildings on Fridays and strike for the climate. Greta feels that, “If the adults don’t care about our future why should I?” Sudburian, Sophia agrees with Greta, “If adults don’t care about our future why should I? What is the point of going to school?”
    Thus, Sophia has decided to join 15-year-old Greta’s “Fridays for a Future” and strike from school one Friday a month to draw attention to the fact that adults are not doing enough…

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE CCL Canada Lobbies in Ottawa Again – Thirteenth Time Lucky

    Thirteenth time lucky is what the foray onto Parliament Hill will be remembered as. While on the hill, there were indications that carbon fee and dividend was going to be announced as the official backstop policy for pricing carbon pollution. For example, Independent Senator for Edmonton, AB Senator Grant Mitchell said, “You are one of the most successful lobbying groups I have worked with because you are about to get what you lobbied for.” We asked if we could quote him on that and he graciously said, “yes”. CCL Canada has been meeting with Senator Mitchell since November 2011.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada