Election campaigns are fast-paced and constantly changing, so we want to make sure all of you know what’s going on. Every Wednesday, we’ll publish a newsletter like this one. It will include the key action and message of the week, highlights from Our Time hubs across the country, and the election state of play.
In April this year, that proverbial train crashed not once, but twice into two of the places I call home. Vietnam saw record high temperatures right outside where my grandparents live at the beginning of the summer. At the same time, my new home in Ottawa saw a once-in-a-100-year flood for the second time in the last three years.
Social movement leaders have laid out the broad strokes for Canada’s Green New Deal to address climate change and inequality.
But bringing this idea to life will mean transformative policy change to completely retool the economy. And, in order for it to truly work for everyone, the vision for a Green New Deal must be built from the ground up.
No more oil production means that my current job no longer exists. However, I know that the longer this industry expands, the more likely we are headed towards a climate crisis. And I don’t take comfort knowing that my labour is sending us towards that bleak future.
As five young people who barely knew each other a week ago it was an incredibly inspiring moment because we were able to shift the conversation just by showing up strategically. We urge other young people across the country to step up and go to the various town halls parties will be having in the upcoming months.