A coalition of over 38 organizations across Canada including university departments, student organizations and environmental and democracy action groups are calling on the federal parties to state their positions on climate change.
NDP MP Matthew Kellway, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and Liberal Party Environment Critic Hon. John McKay will attend in person.
The new, young voters will be asking how a government by each party would do better at tackling climate change than a government of either of the other parties. It is expected that questions will be fielded on specifics such as carbon pricing, regulations, government procurement policies and other means parties may have explored in their policy discussions. Each party representative will make an initial statement before taking questions by students and attendees.
University campuses across the country will be linked to the live Toronto location via Skype so that attendees can, through local hosts, ask the parties questions. Campuses participating in the Skype discussion include York University, McGill University, University of Montreal, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, and Dalhousie University. The event will also be live streamed.
Climate Impact Network
University of Toronto Department of Political Science
University of Toronto School of the Environment
Canadian Electoral Alliance, JustEarth, FairVote Canada, Why Should I Care, UofT350.org, Toronto350.org, Citizens’ Democracy Forum, ClimateFast, Council of Canadians Toronto Chapter, Council of Canadians York University Chapter, Greenspiration, Youth Vote Canada, Our Horizon, Green Neighbours 21, Transition Toronto, Toronto Climate Action Network, Leadnow, Leadnow Etobicoke, Green 13,
Dig-In Agriculture, Bike Chain, Green Chemistry Initiative, Victoria University Student Administrative Council, Wastefree TakeOut, InnovaMasters Not-for-Profit Organization, Caffiends Victoria, University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union, University of Toronto Sustainability Commission, University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network, University of Toronto Energy Fair, SAGE, University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union, University of Toronto B.E.E.S., VTACC, UBCC350, Partner Universities, Common Energy, University of British Columbia, Development Students for Change Club, University of Calgary, University of Montreal, CERES, McGill University, UBC Sustainability Initiative, UBC Environmental Sciences program, DSU Sustianability Office, Dalhousie University, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, York University
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2. New legislation would give CSIS the power to engage in "dirty tricks"
3. Parliament will not oversee or supervise a beefed-up CSIS
4. Proposed legislation makes it a crime to express some vaguely defined views
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