As the federal election comes upon us, we will be voting on packages of important issues.
However, as voters we need to insist that federal parties take a stand on the issue that, of all, most effects our longterm survival and well-being.
Me, I’ll be voting for whatever party commits to tackle climate change most effectively. I’ll be watching their platforms for three features: a clearly defined target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a plan that is clear and realistic for reaching those targets, and mechanisms (policies, laws, mandatory disclosure) for accountability to Canadians.
I invite you to join me in pushing all of our federal parties to outline clearly for us what actions they commit themselves to take to provide bold leadership. I’m optimistic that strong, committed measures can still preserve our future.