Maude Barlow and Andrea Harden-Donahue
There is a lot at stake with this federal election, including our capacity to start addressing climate change, the most pressing issue of our time. Putting a freeze on further tar sands expansion and related infrastructure is a critical step, yet two of the major opposition parties has not made these commitments. So far, we have mostly vague promises of an improved process for reviewing tar sands pipelines.
With this is mind, the Council of Canadians has sent an open letter to all three opposition party leaders with key requests for a new Prime Minister.
October 10, 2015
To: Elizabeth May, Leader, The Green Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau, Leader, The Liberal Party of Canada
Thomas Mulcair, Leader, The New Democratic Party of Canada