Climate Action Muskoka (CAM) and Climate Action Parry Sound (CAPS) are calling on all federal parties and all federal candidates to deliver real action on the climate crisis by supporting a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion, including a freeze on fossil fuel projects currently under construction, and just transition legislation that leaves no one behind.
“Our planet is on the ballot this year. Everyone needs to raise their voice loud enough so that the federal parties listen,” says CAM’s Sue McKenzie, commenting that the group wants to give citizens an opportunity to do so in their own communities of Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville, and Parry Sound on September 8.
Parry Sound-Muskoka riding towns will join 50-plus communities across Canada holding Vote Climate – Canada is STILL on Fire climate marches on Wednesday, September 8, the day of the French all-candidates debate and the day before the English debate.
“This is the climate election,” McKenzie said. “If we wait four more years, climate tipping points will have been reached and can never be turned back.”
The Muskoka events will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (11:00-12:30 in Parry Sound) in the following locations:
Gravenhurst – meet at the Gazebo at Muskoka Wharf, near the Lion’s Pavilion on Bay St.
Bracebridge – Memorial Park beside the Norwood Theatre on Manitoba St.
Huntsville – corner of Main and John at the swing bridge
Parry Sound – meet on the Mary St Centre lawn at 11:00am
These are non-partisan events and CAM asks that everyone adhere to masking and social distancing health guidelines. Check the CAM website the morning of the event for any changes: climateactionmuskoka.org. RSVP to [email protected] to let them know which event site you will attend – or just show up on the day.
CAM suggests a few sign ideas, or write a message on your mask. (They will have a few extra signs.)
- VOTE CLIMATE
- End fossil fuel expansion
- Just Transition now
- Put out the fires
- I’m voting for a just transition
- Vote to end fossil fuel expansion
- Canada is STILL on Fire
- Climate Emergency! Act Like It!
- YOUR OWN MESSAGE…
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