Rallies scheduled for Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, London,
TORONTO, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadians For Kyoto's Rally For Kyoto
will be an opportunity for concerned citizens to show their desire for action
on climate change. The Toronto rally will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2007
from 12pm - 2pm at Nathan Phillips Square. Canadians for Kyoto is a
non-partisan coalition of individuals, businesses, labour unions,
environmental agencies, religious groups and communities that supports
Canada's recommitment to the Kyoto Protocol. The event is sponsored by a wide
variety of groups including the World Wildlife Fund, Ontario Federation of
Labour, and Educators for Peace and Justice.
The warmest Canadian winter on record has people talking, and the
Canadians for Kyoto's Rally For Kyoto aims to get the government moving. No
longer is global warming a problem with vague definitions and distant
timelines. Unless we take action now, our future is at risk.
"We are moving in the right direction," says Brennan Louw, of Canadians
For Kyoto, who began organizing the rally late last year. "I am thrilled to
have a rally in support of a new federal planning process rather than against
a government that had backed out of international obligations. That being
said, we need to continue the pressure for swift and meaningful legislation."
At this rally:
Date: Sunday March 11, 2007
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall
Speakers will include:
- John Bennett, Executive Director, Climate Action Network,
- Keith Stewart, Climate Change Campaign Manager WWF Canada,
- Jose Etcheverry, Research/ Policy Analyst, Climate Change Program,
David Suzuki Foundation,
- Cameron Stiff, Founding Member, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.
Politicians from all parties have been invited and Juno award winners
Richard Underhill, Madagascar Slim, and a very special platinum selling guest
will be among the musical entertainers.
"I am taking my children because climate change effects their future and
mine. We have to come out and show politicians that we really do care enough
to support strong action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Adrianna
Mugnatto-Hamu, mother of 5, and a rally organizer. "This rally will
demonstrate that Canadians are concerned about global warming and the
government fulfilling its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol."
For further information:
For further information: or to set up advance interviews with rally
speakers, please contact: Brennan Louw, Toronto rally organizer, (416)
520-3892; Jose Etcheverry, David Suzuki Foundation, (416) 977-7290, Cell (416)
843-2484; Keith Stewart, WWF-Canada, (416) 489-4567, xt 7257, cell (416)