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Join the Council of Canadians in demanding just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament.

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The Council of Canadians

is working with locally rooted campaigns to demand just transition legislation that works for people and communities.

The Council of Canadians directly supports local just transition campaigns and links local activists across the country. Individually, these groups are demanding just transition legislation and local action rooted in local experience.

Nationally, we’re leveraging our collective expertise and energy to win real change at the federal level.

GND Community Work

Together, we are building a network of organized communities demanding a just transition, and demanding federal legislation that brings that transition to life for all of us. We know the alternatives needed for such transformative change exist. Now, we’re implementing them in our communities and ensuring our elected decision-makers come along.

The problem

Scientists have issued a “code red for humanity” to tackle the climate crisis, but governments continue to let corporations call the shots.

How you can help

You can use this Organizing Guide to raise awareness in your community and build support for a Green New Deal.

What does a just transition look like

The climate crisis is a top election issue for Canadians. As voting day nears, here are some questions you can ask candidates.

4 out of 5 people in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador want a transition to renewable energy...

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Just recovery for people not corporations

Tell the federal government that privatization should play no part in climate action or pandemic recovery plans!

Tell Equinor we don’t want their deepwater Bay du Nord project

Last week, Equinor held their AGM in Norway, and on both sides of the Atlantic people demonstrated their opposition to this project. We need to keep the…

Ask your MP to support just transition legislation

Canada must address the climate emergency. Send an email to your Member of Parliament calling on them to take action for just transition legislation. So far…

Tell Minister Wilkinson to reject the Carbon Capture and Storage tax credit

Take a moment to send a reality check to Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson asking him to invest in a just transition, instead of magical…

Sign our letter to Trudeau demanding just transition legislation now!

Sign this letter and call on Justin Trudeau to introduce just transition legislation now! Demand that he lives up to the promise he made in 2019 to help people…

Protect our public transit systems

Add your voice to dozens of organizations and thousands of people demanding a just recovery for public transit.

Together, we are learning, making tangible change in our communities, and reclaiming political power for people and the planet. We hope you’ll join us.