Canadian wildfire smoke has reached as far as Europe

This Wednesday, join the action in your community for our #CanadaisBurning day of action. r1


Yesterday, Montreal had the worst air quality in the world due to smoke from out-of-control wildfires in Quebec that have forced thousands to evacuate their homes.1

And that’s not the worst of it. Wildfires are still raging across Northern Ontario, with smoke hitting communities in Ontario and Manitoba. Fires are breaking records and compromising air quality in BC and Yukon too. As of today, smoke from the Canadian wildfires has travelled as far as Europe.

Despite these apocalyptic conditions, our federal leaders seem unphased. Last week, they adjourned for the summer two days early, shortly after delivering another "plan to make a plan" for climate action. That’s why this Wednesday, we’re showing up at MP offices and public places to confront politicians with the urgency of the climate crisis as soon as they return to their constituencies for the summer.

Check out the Canada is Burning site to find an action happening near you, or learn how to host your own event. It's not too late to organize an action at your MP's office. We've created an easy-to-use guide and other resources, and our team is here... to help every step of the way.

July hasn’t even begun and this is already the worst wildfire season in recorded history.2 A total of 7.2 million hectares have burned across Canada. And yet, the Sustainable Jobs Act that the Trudeau government announced less than two weeks ago, doesn’t have any specifics, or a clear delivery date. And worst of all it opens the door for Big Oil to write the plan.

The climate emergency is escalating. We need immediate action now to stop fossil fuels and enact a Just Transition. That’s exactly what more than 30 communities across the country will demand this Wednesday during the Canada is Burning Day of Action.

I plan to be at the action in Kingston, where I live. Will you take action on Wednesday too?


  1. Montreal Gazette
  2. Bloomberg
  3. Washington Post is building a global climate movement. You can connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and r38

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