Concerned Montrealers Asking for Higher Price on Carbon Pollution

Concerned Montrealers Asking for Higher Price on Carbon Pollution



Political Inaction Has Led to Quebec Falling Behind on Climate Leadership

Concerned Citizens Say Greater Awareness Needed

MONTREAL, 6 September 2022—This Sunday (11/06/2022) volunteer members of the environmental group, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada (CCL), will take to the streets outside Henri-Bourassa Metro to distribute information to Montrealers about the climate action goals of various parties in the upcoming provincial election on October 3rd.

CCL Montreal, a nonpartisan organization that is pro-pollution pricing, will be engaging with the public to educate on the various positions of the 6 major parties taking part in this year’s election race.

CCL Montreal have published this pamphlet to explain the parties’ stated positions on this critical election issue. It summarizes the goals of the CAQ, Conservatives, Liberals, Parti Quebecois, Quebec Solidaire, and Green Party of Quebec, on the subjects of carbon taxes, use of the Green Fund, and each party’s emissions reduction target.

Volunteers are concerned that in Quebec our carbon market has fallen behind in recent years, and remains opaque. Raising awareness is the first step towards correcting the issue.

“A few years ago, Quebec was leading the charge for pollution pricing in both Canada and globally” explains CCL Montreal Chapter Lead, James Murphy. “But we have fallen far behind in recent years, and the current carbon exchange set-up is not robust enough to reach our 2030 emission targets. This is a serious issue, and one that should be discussed in this election.”

“We believe that Montrealers will prioritize climate action at the polls, and want to vote for parties with serious climate plans. Our message to politicians and voters is: effective pollution pricing is part of any serious climate plan” says Mr. Murphy.

CCL members will be engaging with the public from 9am to 11am, Sunday morning. Go to for more information.


CCL Canada is a volunteer-driven and non-partisan organization. Since 2010, they have been focused on advocating for an incrementally increasing price on carbon pollution, with 100% of the revenue returned directly and equitably to citizens.


James Murphy, CCL Montreal Chapter Lead  514-726-0316