What do you want to see in a Green New Deal?

Join a town hall to help shape a made-in-Canada Green New Deal. r1


Earlier this week, we joined more than 60 organizations and thousands of people across Canada to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal. The pact is a call from artists, Indigenous and migrant rights groups, economists, unions and young people to bring forward a bold and ambitious plan to seriously tackle climate change and inequality, and it’s the next piece of our work to win a Green New Deal for Canada.

The plan is to build this together, from the grassroots up. That’s why we need you. From May 18th to 31st, people will gather in communities across the country at local town halls to help build a shared vision for Canada’s Green New Deal. Join a Green New Deal town hall in your community -- or sign up to host... one.

A Green New Deal is a transformative policy platform to retool our economy at the pace and scale that science and justice demand. That means mass government investment to build a 100% renewable energy economy that creates safer, healthier communities for all of us. It means putting justice at the forefront by fully implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And, it means creating millions of good jobs, with living wages and decent work, for people all across the country. But, that’s just the start. In order to make sure this plan works for everyone, we need to hear from people across the country.

That’s why we’re inviting people from all walks of life to gather in communities across the country from May 18th to 31st to discuss what we want to see in a Green New Deal. Workers, students, migrants, community organizations, and many others will gather at hundreds of town halls to discuss how a Green New Deal can help our families, communities, and regions thrive. Will you join us? Find a town hall being organized near you here.

Ideas collected from people across the country will form a shared vision for Canada’s Green New Deal that demands ambition from all parties and political hopefuls in October's election. And as you might have heard a few weeks ago, we have a plan to make sure that this vision will be front and center in the federal election.

We know that business as usual is no longer working. It’s time to try something new to meet the scale and urgency of the crises we face. -- join the conversation to shape a Green New Deal in your community from May 18th to 31st.


Jennifer Deol

PS - If you want to be a part of the national movement for a Green New Deal, you can put your name behind the “Pact for a Green New Deal” -- a mass coalition effort led by communities, organizations, and grassroots groups all across the country.

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