LASER TALK: About Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international, non-partisan organization that empowers citizens to lobby their representatives for a revenue-neutral price on carbon pollution. Currently, we have 357 chapters and almost 50,000 CCL members worldwide. In Canada, we cover over 80 ridings and have 957 members .

CCL was founded in the USA in 2007 by Marshall Saunders and is modeled after the international poverty reduction organization RESULTS, which is also our sister organization.

Since September 2010, Canadian Citizens’ Climate Lobbyists have, through teleconference calls, monthly actions, and conferences, educated ourselves about the various aspects of climate change: from the economics and science to the sociology, communication and its myriad connections to almost everything. We have had 1345 letters to the editor, articles and opinion pieces published in newspapers by or about us over the last six years. Every June since 2011, CCL Canada has a sent a delegation to Washington to lobby Congress, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Canadian Embassy.

In 2016, across Canada, currently we have lobbied our federal MPs 118 times in face-to-face meetings for carbon fee and dividend and we have yet to have our national conference. Since November 2011, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada has lobbied every November and June on Parliament Hill except November 2015 because Parliament was not sitting. We will gather in Ottawa for the 11th time in November 2016 and lobby our Members of Parliament.

(Last updated November 15, 2016).

 

 

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