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Check out this new petition, calling for the federal government to couple their expected infrastructure spending with climate action by focusing on a clean economy and green jobs:

“We have an opportunity to turn things around. The Federal budget is expected to contain billions of dollars for infrastructure and grants for innovators and job makers. The big question: does oil get bailed out, or does our government invest in building the clean economy with the safe, clean and rewarding jobs we need?

“We know the Government has the best intentions for the country, and we just need to show them people across the country will support them if they make a shift towards a new economy. If we all join our voices, we can make a strong final push to show the government that we want public investment in clean technologies and industries that can get people back to work and for Canada to do its fair share in halting the climate crisis.

“Our friends at the Green Economy Network put together a plan by economists and scientists to show how the government can create One Million Climate Jobs, while meeting, if not exceeding, our Paris commitments. The plan proposes investments into:

  • Clean renewable energy that can power our homes, factories and transportation systems
  • Energy efficiency and green buildings that can help us lower our energy use, lower our energy bills and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels
  • Public transit and high speed rail that can help us move within and between our cities in a more affordable, safe and efficient way”

Click here to learn more and add your name.