Canada needs to invest in a Just Recovery

Sign the petition to demand Minister Bill Morneau invest in a Just Recovery r1

Friends,

This afternoon, Finance Minister Bill Morneau gave what he called a “fiscal snapshot”, revealing how much money the government has spent, and plans to invest in a recovery from COVID-19.

The short version is that because of COVID-19, the government expects to have less revenue and more costs.1 And we know that in the past, these kinds of situations can lead to major austerity and corporate handouts, putting people at risk and setting back our ability to tackle the climate crisis. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make it crystal clear to Bill Morneau that Canada’s recovery has to put people ahead of polluters and corporations.

We need to speak up. Sign the petition to demand Bill Moreneau join G20 finance ministers to invest in a Just Recovery for all that puts people before profits.

The fossil fuel industry is on the verge of extinction. South of the border, thanks to the continued Indigenous-led resistance, the US Supreme Court halted the Keystone XL pipeline — which the Alberta government poured billions into pushing forward, and is backed by the same company infringing on Wet'suwet'en unceded lands with Coastal... GasLink.2

Instead of investing in harmful industries, like oil and gas, that exacerbate the climate crisis, we need to invest in a post-pandemic recovery plan that puts people first. That’s why, as world leaders prepare to convene for the G20 summit, people are speaking up to demand that finance ministers around the globe deliver a Just Recovery.

G20 finance ministers hold the pursestrings for the wealthiest economies in the world. And they can make a Just Recovery possible. Will you speak up to demand that all G20 finance ministers, including Bill Morneau, deliver a Just Recovery for all? Take 2 minutes to sign the petition to urge Bill Moreneau to join G20 finance ministers to invest in a Just Recovery.

In solidarity,

Cam


References:

1 - Highlights of Bill Morneau's 2020 fiscal 'snapshot'

2 - U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone XL pipeline project


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