Toronto – On October 24 members of the Good Jobs for All Coalition joined people all over the world to demand real solutions to the climate crisis.
The Queen’s Park rally organized by the Toronto Climate Campaign is one of the four thousand global actions taking up a call from the 350.org to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. The Toronto action was supported by numerous community, environmental, and faith organizations.
These actions are designed to coincide with the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Scientists and environmental leaders believe that Copenhagen may well be the pivotal moment that determines whether or not we get the planet out of the climate crisis.
Carolyn Egan, one of the Co-Chairs of the Good Green Job’s Conference was the rally moderator. Egan spoke about the need for real solutions such as re-tooling and retrofitting Canadian factories. She explained, “if the United States in 1941 could re-tool every factory in America to produce war machines, surely Canada can re-tool our industries to produce green jobs.”
Egan also pointed out the Conservative’s and Liberal’s failures to provide legislative solutions to the climate crisis. By failing to vote against delaying Bill C-311 the NDP Climate Change Accountability Act, the Conservatives and Liberals have robbed Canada from an opportunity to be a world leader in climate change accountability at Copenhagen.
This rally is one of the many green actions that the Good Jobs for All Coalition will be participating in to build towards the November 7th Good Green Jobs for All Conference at the Canadian National Exhibition.