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Young people could decide the outcome of the Canadian election this October.

This is our time to decide — our time for a Green New Deal.

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Are you a young person or a millennial?

Sign the pledge to vote for candidates who support a Green New Deal — a real action plan that tackles climate change and inequality.

For decades, fossil fuel billionaires and their political allies have put people and the planet in jeopardy. Last fall, scientists confirmed we only have 12 years to cut our emissions in half to avoid catastrophic climate change.

While the political establishment continues compromising our future, inequality keeps rising, injustice deepens, and the climate crisis gets worse and worse. Their time is over. The 2019 election is Our Time.

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For this campaign, we’re focused on organizing young people and millennials under the age of 35. But to win, we will need everyone. If you’re young at heart or an ally in this fight, click here to join the movement.

Who We Are

Our Time is a national campaign led by young people and millennials who are championing a vision for a Green New Deal for Canada — an ambitious plan to tackle climate change and inequality together. Our goal is to organize and mobilize a generational alliance of young and millennial voters that’s big enough and bold enough to push politicians to support a Green New Deal in the lead up to the 2019 election. This campaign is supported by 350.org and a growing network of local Our Time hubs across the country.

We’re looking for young leaders across the country to start organizing in support of a Green New Deal for Canada in the lead up to the 2019 election. Join a local hub to get started.

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FAQs

What is a Green New Deal for Canada?

Canada’s Green New Deal is a vision to transform our economy and society to tackle climate change at the pace and scale that science and justice demand. Exactly how we do that is something that people, social movements, and communities across Canada will define, but here’s one idea of what it could look like.

Why is this campaign focused on young people?

Winning a Green New Deal for Canada will take all of us. Our Time is organizing people under 35 because young people and millennials are a generational climate frontline, and because we are the largest voting bloc this election. If you’re over 35, you still have a critical role in this fight. Click here to get involved.

What if I want to do more than sign a pledge?

That’s great! You can click here to join or start a local Our Time hub.

What are some other campaigns in support of a Green New Deal for Canada?

Thankfully, there is a ton of work happening around this already. Click here to find the petition organized by our friends at The Leap. In Quebec, Le Pacte Pour Transition has been another amazing campaign pushing for massive economic transition to deal with climate change.

Is this campaign affiliated with any political parties?

No, Our Time is a non-partisan campaign looking to push politicians across the spectrum towards a bold, visionary Green New Deal for Canada. Our Time will push all parties, and candidates, to support a Green New Deal for Canada. Our hope is that parties adopt the Green New Deal into their party platform and that if they don’t, candidates pledge to go beyond the platform, doing whatever it takes to win a Green New Deal. We can move the window of what’s politically possible, and change politics so that, together, we can win the kind of climate action we really need. While we understand the constraints of politics, winning a Green New Deal means changing them, and like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says in this video – we can be whatever we have the courage to see.

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Pas encore! On a besoin de vous pour démarrer ce projet au Québec! Si vous voulez créer un groupe Our Time/Notre moment quelque part au Québec, remplissez ce formulaire.

Not yet! We need your help to get organizing off the ground in Quebec. If you’re interested in starting an Our Time hub in Quebec, please fill out this form.

Blogs

Earlier today, I was arrested

At 9:30 am on October 28th, 27 young people were arrested today occupying the House of Commons calling on our newly elected MPs to come together, put partisan politics aside, and govern for a Green New Deal. Here’s a personal account from one of them.

About last night

We’re in a critical window right now, where the priorities of our next government are up for negotiation. Let’s speak up.

We’ve built something special.

Before polls closed on Oct. 21, Our Time campaign manager, Amara Possian, sent out one last e-mail with some reflections about the campaign.

These 10 candidates will change politics — let’s get them elected.

Our Time is organizing an inter-generational alliance of voters to turn out to elect these champions and we really need your help in these critical races.
10 of our Green New Deal champions are running in some of the tightest races in the country. Here’s who they are and how you can support them.

Climate and the Leaders’ Debate

Last night climate change was one of the most discussed issues during the English Federal Leaders’ Debate. Between the shouting matches and bickering over who is worse for Canada, and the significant air time wasted on a white nationalist like Maxime Bernier, 21 minutes were devoted to climate change. It came up during conversations about the economy, about leadership, about Indigenous rights, and other debate topics.

Our Time Newsletter 11

It’s E-18, and we’re still buzzing from last Friday’s massive climate strikes. That’s why today’s newsletter is a bit of a special edition. Instead of the usual format, we just wanted to highlight the next steps we’re taking to turn this outpouring of energy into momentum for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal. (Photo Credit: Nhattan Nguyen)

Our Time Newsletter 10

It’s E-26, and big things are happening. Last week, more than 4 million people turned out for the first wave of Global Climate Strikes, and this Friday, millions more will take part in cross-Canada mobilizations during the second wave. Plus, just yesterday, we announced 16 new candidate endorsements, bringing our total number of Green New Deal champions to 29.

Our Time Newsletter 9

There are 33 days left to election day, and while the campaign is just getting going, Our Time is in full swing. Our message of the week: Millions of people around the world are joining the upcoming global climate strikes. Are our politicians paying attention?

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