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Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert & Quill Plains chapters support People’s Climate March

The Council of Canadians Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Quill Plains chapters support the ‘People’s Climate March Regina’ that will happen on April 29.

The Facebook promotion for the march notes, “We are pleased to announce that Regina will participate in the international People’s Climate Marches on Saturday April 29th at 12:00 pm at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building! We will gather to celebrate our interdependent relationship to each other, and our dependent relationship to the Earth.”

The national mobilizing website for the march adds, “On April 29th we will be in the streets across Canada, in solidarity with the march in Washington, DC, to show the world and our leaders that we will resist fossil fuel projects and policies that attack our people, our communities and our planet.”

The march will demand:

1- Advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.

2- Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.

3- Demand recognition of Indigenous Sovereignty, respect for existing Treaties and the right of First Nations to Free, Prior and Informed Consent for all projects on their traditional and unceded territories.

4- Immediately take steps to support immigrants, refugees and communities of color and LGBTQ2I communities impacted by the attacks on them south of the border and by the dislocation caused by global climate change.

5- Ensure public funds and investments create good paying green jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.

6- Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.

7- Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.