Source: The Globe and Mail

The Canadian Medical Association has announced it will divest from its holdings in fossil fuel companies.

Doctors hope that this move will bring attention to the various health risks posed by fossil fuel extraction and use. The CMA will instead invest its $1.8-million holdings in renewable energy companies.

Canada’s doctors are following those in Britain and Australia who have also divested from fossil fuels. This move also follows the recent divestment campaigns of various university campuses, church organizations, and other groups across North America.

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