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Sudbury chapter to take part in #ClimateMarch2017

The Council of Canadians Sudbury chapter will be participating in The People’s Climate march in their community on April 29.

The outreach has highlighted, “In September 2014, Sudbury participated in the largest climate march ever worldwide. We are back and want everyone to know Sudbury is still one of the many communities that is leading the world in tackling the climate crisis. Join us on April 29th at noon near the Bridge of Nations in downtown Sudbury. We can build a better world because of the climate crisis. It is forcing us to connect and not be selfish. Community is key and will save us in the end. We hope you will join us.”

The Sudbury Star reports, “On Saturday, Sudburians will join activists around the world and march to create political will for real climate action, the creation of clean tech jobs and for what they call ‘climate justice’. The march in Sudbury is one of more than 300 happening internationally and is inspired by the historic People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington, D.C., on that same day.”

The marches 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.

To date, we know that the Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Quill Plains (Wynyard), London and Hamilton chapters are also supporting the Peoples Climate March.