Global Day of Action on Climate Change, Toronto - Saturday, December 8th,
TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, while the 13th International Conference
on Climate Change takes place in Bali, Indonesia, citizens around the world
will mobilise to demonstrate their concern over the Canadian government's lack
of action on Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. Events are taking place in
over 37 Canadian cities across Canada, and over 70 countries around the world.
The Toronto Climate Campaign has organised a family-friendly, peaceful
rally with a musical band and costumes to go along with the placards, banners
and speeches at 12:00pm at Yonge & Dundas Square.
What: Global Day of Action on Climate Change
When: Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Where: Yonge & Dundas Square, Toronto. March route: Leave Square at
1:15 pm, up Yonge St. to Bloor; along Bloor to University; down
University. End, 2:30 pm or 3:00 pm: Queen's Park. Warm up:
Ecofair, Hart House, UofT.
Who: People concerned about climate change, organised by the Toronto
Climate Campaign (with participation from individuals and
organisations such as Greenpeace, United Steelworkers, CUPE, UofT
Students Against Climate Change, Canadian Federation of Students,
Jen Hassum, Ontario Chair, Canadian Federation of Students, which
represents 300,000 Students stated "If you want our government to show
leadership on climate change, now is the time to make our voices heard." In
the opening days this week of the UN negotiations in Bali, Canada submitted a
weak wish-list for the international climate treaty that will succeed the
Kyoto Protocol. "Canadians need to tell Stephen Harper 'not good enough.' No
longer should Canada be one of the world's worst global warmers."
Speakers confirmed in Toronto at Yonge & Dundas Square: Bruce Cox,
Executive Director, Greenpeace; Jen Hassum, Ontario Chair, Canadian Federation
of Students; Jack Layton, Leader, NDP; Terry Downey, Executive Vice President,
OFL; Dewan Afzal, Bangladesh Community Activist; Franz Hartmann, Executive
Director, TEA; Misha Hamu, 12 year-old student activist; Maria Minna, MP,
Beaches-East York; Stephen Scharper, Associate Prof., Centre for the Study of
Religion and the Centre for Environment, UofT.
Speakers confirmed at Queen's Park: Donna Dillman, Grandmother, currently
on 59th day of hunger strike in opposition to Uranium Mining in Ontario; Peter
Tabuns, MPP Toronto-Danforth; Feodor Snagovsky, SWITCH; Michelle Robidoux,
United Steelworkers; Amna Mussaddeq, No One Is Illegal.
For further information:
For further information: Kim Kerridge, Greenpeace Canada, (647) 221-9169
or Jen Hassum, Canadian Federation of Students, (416) 832-9073