SPEAK UP FOR A GREEN AND JUST RECOVERY IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET
March 12, 2021 – CELA joins environmental groups across Canada in One Earth One Voice – a campaign to urge the federal government to prioritize a Green and Just Recovery. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. Decision-makers in Ottawa are deciding how to allocate billions of tax dollars on pandemic recovery.
The next federal budget must eliminate the injustices of vulnerable communities being disproportionately impacted by both the social and economic consequences of the pandemic and by pollution, climate change, and resource extraction.
To shape the Canada that we want to see, we are asking the federal government to make critical investment decisions that:
- End fossil fuels subsidies and shift spending to a Green and Just Recovery
- Deliver strong climate legislation, ambitious climate targets, and policies that enable climate justice
- Protect 25% of land and ocean by 2025 and support Indigenous-led conservation
- Expand and leverage nature-based climate solutions
The situation for our planet is urgent. The federal government needs to deliver on its promise of building a Canada that is equitable, green, healthy, and innovative. These promises require sufficient funds invested in the right initiatives, with clear deadlines and accountability. Now is the time to make youre voice heard.
An immediate first step should be investment in an office of environmental health equity to assess these impacts and champion the integration of environmental health equity across the federal government.
WRITE TO YOUR MP
MPs have a responsibility to advocate for their constituents and our communities. Send an email asking them to support a Green and Just Recovery in the Federal Budget.
Find your MP here.
SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Find your MP’s social media handles and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. If they don’t provide their handles here, search their names on social media. When they post something related to the federal budget, you can ask questions about their commitment to the environment in the comment section or as a reply.
Reach out to key decision makers on Twitter or send an email now to have your voice heard!
Contact the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Finance: Hon. Chrystia Freeland
@cafreeland @financeCanada @DeputyPMCanada
Prime Minister: Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
Environment Minister: Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson
Conservative Party of Canada
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