It’s barbecue season in more ways than one.
This past June was the hottest month in recorded history. From Canada to Europe to India and beyond, the climate crisis is pushing us into uncharted heatwave territory.
While the wildfires burn in the west, federal election candidates from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be at barbecues asking for your vote.
It’s time to grill the parties, not the planet. Will you take action to turn up the heat for a Green New Deal this election?
Organize volunteers in your community to attend upcoming candidate barbecues and other events. Find upcoming candidate events in your riding here.
Ask your local candidates to respond to one or more of the climate questions below (you can also ask them at all-candidates debates). You can find local candidate contact information here.
We will decide our future with a Green New Deal this election and beyond. Download your Green New Deal Election Organizing Kit (coming soon!)
They contain sample questions for federal candidates – use them at your door and take them with you at candidate barbecues this summer.
Sample questions for federal candidates and Party leaders
What will you do to take bold action for the climate that ensures a just transition for workers, fights inequality and racism, and respects Indigenous rights and treaties?
What will you commit to that addresses the need for affordable, accessible, and safe transportation that protects and expands good, unionized jobs in manufacturing and transit driving?
If your party forms government, what will you do in your first 100 days in office to put in place a plan on the scale of a Green New Deal to address the urgency of the climate emergency?
What will you do to implement a Green New Deal with a just transition at its core to minimize the impacts on affected workers as we transition to a fossil fuel-free future, including prioritizing the creation of good unionized jobs, public services, and workers’ rights?
- What will you do to implement a Green New Deal that centres on Indigenous self-determination, including the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Calls to Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and respects Free, Prior and Informed Consent?