Democracy Salon December 2014

Democracy Salon December 2014

Tue, Dec 02, 6-8pm
The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, Toronto, Ontario
. (North of Wellesley St- closest to Wellesley subway station)

Free admission, All are welcomed
We will discuss which one of these will be our next town hall and work together to get this going - date/venue/ hosts/co-sponsor groups

1. NDP, Liberal and Green party leaders re electoral alliance idea.
2. An all party leaders town hall re their parties' action on climate change.
3. An all party critics for the environment re their parties' action on climate change

Canada’s Carbon Bubble and the risks it poses: James Leaton talks

Thur, Nov 27, 2014; Doors open at 6:00 pm, talk begins promptly at 6:15 pm
Admission: Free

Event location: Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre at The ROM. 

Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute invite you to hear from James Leaton on his first trip to Canada. An originator of the carbon bubble analysis, James will provide invaluable insights into new research on Canada's exposure to price volatility, the risk of unburnable carbon and the possibility of stranded assets.

 REGISTER HERE

U.S. EPA: We need tougher ozone standards

I am proposing to update national ozone pollution standards to clean up our air, improve access to crucial air quality information, and protect those most at-risk -- our children, our elderly, and people already suffering from lung diseases like asthma. READ MORE

China, the U.S. and climate change: Yes, this is a really, really big deal 

Under the agreement, the U.S. has pledged to reduce its emissions by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels, by 2025. China has agreed to cap emissions by 2030, and to produce 20 per cent of its energy using non-fossil fuels (e.g. nuclear, solar and wind) by the same year. Both countries have also agreed to try to beat these targets….
And the agreement stands as a challenge to Canada. The Harper government has been reluctant to get ahead of the U.S. when it comes to regulating carbon output, for fear of harming Canadian industry. But our two largest trading partners have now agreed to take a historic steps on greenhouse gas emissions. Washington and Beijing’s big move on global warming has put the heat on Ottawa. READ MORE


Watch The Green Majority video

We need to make climate change a 2015 federal election issue

WATCH IT NOW

There's Been How Many Pipeline Spills in Alberta in The Last Four Months??

Canadians almost never hear about them. Our main media, CBC, does not provide any coverage of the many, many spills and gas releases that happen every month, nor the efforts to clean up the messes. They're simply not considered news.
Total = Over 625,000 Litres of toxic crap spilled in Alberta for just the month of October and not one Mainstream media reports about it. READ MORE

The Arctic Sea Ice Meltdown in Maps

Part of a new ICN ebook, these maps based on satellite images bear witness to the man-made Arctic meltdown happening before our eyes.
SEE THEM HERE

 

Write a letter to your MPs, Email them, or Call them

Ask what they think about climate change.

Ask them what they think about the China-US climate deal.

Here is the website to find your MP and how to reach them.

PARLIAMENT OF CANADA

Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so, sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

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