Last month, Canada had its first climate election. As a result of tireless climate justice organizing from coast to coast to coast, action on the climate emergency was a top vote-determining issue. With a new minority Parliament set to convene in the near future, we can learn from and build on the impact of this organizing to win the just transition we need.
17.9 million people took to the polls and 63% of Canadians voted for parties with significant climate planks in their platform. Though, it’s worth noting one of those parties bought more pipelines than others.