Act On Climate march: All-in for the climate in Quebec City!

MONTREAL, TORONTO AND QUEBEC CITY, March 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives from First Nations, unions, environmental organizations, student associations, citizen's groups and social movements will come together for a press conference this Sunday at 10:30 AM to announce a gathering of major importance: the Act On Climate march, to be held in Quebec City on Saturday April 11, 2015 to demand action on climate change.

Days before the first ministers meeting, which will bring together the premiers of all the provinces and territories to discuss our changing climate, organizers are expecting a pan-Canadian mobilization effort to draw large numbers of people from across Canada into the streets of Quebec.

 

What:

Press conference on the Act On Climate march (in French and English)


When:

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM EST


Where:

QUEBEC CITY, MONTREAL and TORONTO simultaneously


Quebec City:

Centre culture et environnement Frédéric Back


870, avenue de Salaberry


Salle Michel Jurdant (322-324), 3ème étage


Québec (Québec) G1R 2T9


Montreal:

Maison du développement durable


50, Sainte-Catherine Ouest


Salle Jeanne Mance, 2ème étage
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3V4


Toronto:

Via videoconference - Link to the press conference in Montreal, live:

https://mdd1.adobeconnect.com/actionclimat

 

Presenters:

In Quebec City:

  • André Bélisle, President of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA)
  • Anne-Céline Guyon, citizen, spokesperson for STOP oléoduc
  • Christian Simard, Director-General of Nature Québec
  • Lucie Martineau, President, Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
  • Tim Grey, Executive Director with Environmental Defence (via videoconference from Toronto)

In Montreal:

  • Dominic Champagne, playwright, documentary filmmaker and activist against shale gas and extreme oil
  • Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Governor-General's-Award-winning author, columnist and former student leader
  • Grand Chief Serge Simon of Kanesatake
  • Joanna Kerr, Director of Greenpeace Canada (via videoconference from Toronto)
  • Karel Mayrand, Director General for Quebec and Atlantic Canada with the David Suzuki Foundation
  • Louise Chabot, President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
  • Steven Guilbeault, founding member and Director of Équiterre

Link to the press conference in Montreal, live: https://mdd1.adobeconnect.com/actionclimat

The Act On Climate march is the product of a pan-Canadian coalition, initiated by the Quebec environmental movement: l'Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA), Équiterre, la Fondation David Suzuki, Greenpeace, Nature Québec and le Regroupement vigilance hydrocarbures Québec, in collaboration with unions, social and student movements, citizen's groups and First Nations.

SOURCE Nature Québec

For further information: Québec : Héloïse Fernandez, Nature Québec : 418 931-1131, communications@naturequebec.org; Marie-Ève Leclerc, coordinator of the Act On Climate march : 418 655-0763, marie-eve.leclerc@naturequebec.org; Montréal : Manon Dubois, Fondation David Suzuki : (514) 679-0821, mdubois@davidsuzuki.org

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http://www.naturequebec.org/
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

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