In late April the Canadian government signed the Paris Agreement in New York and announced that it would be seeking consultation with Canadians in the creation of the national climate change strategy, encouraging MPs across the country to hold town hall meetings with constituents. Canada has committed to unveiling its national framework for addressing climate change this fall, and has four working groups actively engaged in soliciting feedback and making recommendations. The town hall process is meant to give Canadians a chance to have a say.
Climate Justice Saskatoon is organizing a town hall meeting for Saskatoon in conjunction with the office of Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West, and with the support of SEIU-West. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25th, from 7:30-9pm at St. George’s Seniors Club Hall (1235 20th St W), and all are encouraged to attend. The meeting is a tremendous opportunity for the people of Saskatoon to provide direct feedback on how Saskatchewan and Canada ought to be addressing this issue.
In addition, CJS will be hosting a primer discussion from 6:20-7:30pm at the same location. The discussion will focus on the People’s Climate Plan, a national citizens’ movement to use the consultation process to advocate for bold climate action that respects climate science, plans for a transition to a fully renewable economy by mid-century, and which enshrines justice principles, respecting the rights of Indigenous and frontline communities as well as workers. CJS will be supporting the People’s Climate Plan at the town hall meeting, and invites anyone that is interested to come and learn more.