TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - The December 8 day of action will likely be the
largest day of climate protest in both Canadian and world history to date.
This Saturday, while the 13th International Conference on Climate Change
takes place in Bali, Indonesia, citizens around the world will mobilize to
demonstrate their concern over the Canadian government's lack of action on
Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.
Events are taking place in over 30 Canadian cities across Canada, and
over 70 countries around the world. In Toronto, environmental activists are
going to be joined by community groups, students, youth, labour unions in an
unprecedented broad based call for action.
The Toronto Climate Campaign has organized a family-friendly rally at
12:00pm at Yonge & Dundas Square.
Speakers confirmed in Toronto at Yonge & Dundas Square: Jack Layton,
Leader, NDP; Bruce Cox, Executive Director, Greenpeace; Terry Downey,
Executive Vice President, OFL; Dewan Afzal, Bangladesh Community Activist;
Franz Hartmann, Executive Director, TEA; Misha Hamu, 12 year-old student
activist; Jen Hassum, Chair, Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.
Speakers confirmed at Queen's Park: Peter Tabuns, MPP Toronto-Danforth;
Stephen Scharper, Associate Prof., Centre for the Study of Religion and the
Centre for Environment, UofT; Rosemary Frei, Nominated Candidate and CEO, York
Centre Federal Green Party Association; Michelle Robidoux, United
Steelworkers; Donna Dillman, Grandmother, currently on 59th day of hunger
strike in opposition to Uranium Mining in Ontario.
Who: people concerned about climate change, organized by the
Toronto Climate Campaign (with participation from individuals
and organizations such as Greenpeace, United Steelworkers,
CUPE, UofT Students Against Climate Change, Canadian Federation
of Students, Eco-Sanity, etc.)
When: Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 12:00pm
Where: Rally: Yonge & Dundas Square, Toronto.
March: Leave at 1:15pm - March route: up Yonge St. to Bloor; along
Bloor to University; down University. End, 2:30 or 3:00:
Queen's Park. 3:30 Warm up: Ecofair, Hart House, UofT.
For further information:
For further information: Kim Kerridge, Greenpeace Canada, (647)