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Tell Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland to stop funding climate chaos r1

Paov,

The windstorm that swept through Ontario and Quebec on Saturday was one of the most destructive and deadly wind events in Canada’s history.1 With winds reaching up to 195 km/h, it killed at least 10 people, toppled massive trees, knocked down power lines, and badly damaged homes as it cut a 1,000 km path of destruction across the most densely-populated part of the country. Three communities have declared states of emergency and tens of thousands of people are still without electricity.2

We need our politicians to stop funding climate chaos. Take one minute to call on Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland to cancel the $10 billion loan guarantee for the Trans Mountain pipeline and invest in securing a safe, livable planet.

As terrifying as the storm was, it’s even scarier to consider that these extreme weather events will only hit harder and more often if we keep allowing fossil fuels to heat up the planet. By continuing to prop up Big Oil and slow-walk the energy transition, our government is setting us up for even more climate chaos.

That’s why it is so important to speak up in moments like this.... Nearly half of Canada’s population was caught in the storm’s path and the experience highlighted just how vulnerable we are to the escalating impacts of climate change. Our leaders know full well that tackling this crisis means winding down fossil fuels as soon as possible, yet they continue to do the exact opposite.

Paov, tell Trudeau and Freeland to cancel the $10 billion loan guarantee they’re using to support the climate-wrecking Trans Mountain pipeline and invest in a Just Transition instead. Sign the petition now.

Just like when catastrophic flooding hit BC last fall, everyday people are the ones stepping up to keep their communities safe. Food trucks are handing out free meals, neighbours are helping each other clear debris, and shelters and food banks continue to serve the most vulnerable despite days without power and extensive damage to their own facilities.3

But the burden to step up in the midst of a climate emergency shouldn’t have to fall on us. We need our leaders to stop siding with Big Oil and start making critical investments in our communities now.

Sign the petition now and tell them to pick a side.

In solidarity,

Chris



1. Weather Network: Nearly half of Canada's population hit by derecho, why it was harmful
2. CBC: Peterborough declares state of emergency, more than 150,000 still without power after massive storm
3. CTV: 'We are in crisis mode': Shelters feeling the impact of massive power outage


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