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  • BLOG: Lobbying Days at British Columbia’s Legislature – A First for CCL Canada

    Another first for CCL Canada — lobbying at BC’s Legislative Assembly. It was an intense few days for 7 CCLers from across BC, including 3 teenagers who are very aware of the impacts that climate change will have in their lifetimes. They met with 16 Members of the Legislative Assembly from all 3 parties.

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  • Media Release: New Democratic Party of Ontario Responds to Climate Action Counts Survey

    If you are not worried about Lyme disease, you should be. In 2010, 143 cases were reported across Canada. In 2016, there were almost 1000 cases. When the 2017 numbers are finalized, reported cases may well exceed 1700, with close to half of them in Ontario. Warmer weather is allowing the disease-carrying tick to range ever further northwards. Eggs are laid earlier in the spring, and larvae mature more quickly, giving mature ticks more summer weeks to bite and infect humans. Result: more and more cases. Climate change didn’t cause Lyme disease, but it’s clearly thriving in a…

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: The  Liberal Party of Ontario Responds to a Climate Action Counts Survey

    In 2005, Ontario had 53 smog days.  Since 2014, when electricity generation from coal ceased, we have had exactly one. Strenuous ongoing efforts to reduce our burning of fossil fuels through pricing carbon will help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change and give us cleaner air to breathe right now.  It’s a win-win proposition

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: The Green Party of Ontario Responds to a Climate Action Counts Survey

    Flooding is the number one risk facing Canadian homeowners. The following is basic physics: for every 1 C increase in temperature, there is a seven percent increase in air moisture, which leads to more rainfall. On March 5, Citizens’ Climate Lobby sent a survey to the four major political parties in Ontario regarding their climate change policies. As of today, three of the four parties have responded to the survey. Throughout the week, we will be releasing the results of our survey.

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  • LASER TALK: The Five Levers of Political will

    These are the five core activities that all Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapters leverage to bring citizens into the political process and to ensure their contribution is constructive and makes more good possible. We call these activities the “levers of political will.”

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