By Roy L Hales
The idea was born in the United States. Canada’s Green new deal launched in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal earlier this month. According to a poll of 2,000 Canadians conducted by Abacus Data, as much as 61% of the nation supports the idea of moving to 100% Green energy. There is much more of course. Town hall meetings are being held across the nation. At 6 PM on on June 14, Canada’s New Green Deal comes to Cortes Island.
“I want to preface all of this by saying I’m not an expert. I’m just someone who cares passionately about the future and what we are leaving for our children. I do not know what is enough, or the particulars of what scientists are asking for, but I do know that we need to completely shift our economy in a way that is in line with what scientists are calling for. We need to include scientists in our discussions and I think Governments need to include scientists in making policy and stop including oil and gas lobbyists,” says Ashley Zarbatany, organizer of the June 14 Town hall meeting at Mansons Hall.
In The Podcast Above:
- How long do we have left before the climate crises threatens human existence.
- What does Canada’s New Green Deal have to do with Canada’s 2019 election?
- Stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. Any subsidies should be given to the renewable sector.
- 46% of Canadians are within $200 of insolvency. What can we do about the high cost of real estate and living?
- How FDR’s New Deal defeated the Facist movement in the 1930s and 40s – and why we need to it again.
- Why town hall meetings are being held across Canada and how the results will be used to help Canadians reach a consensus.
“We’ve created human civilization, but by doing so we have also destroyed so much of Nature – but I don’t think it has to be this way. We are smarter than this. I think we just have to be creative together, have faith in each other and have some hope based solutions and policies in practise.”
Top photo credit: Aurora as seen from Talkeetna, Alaska, on Nov. 3, 2015. – courtesy Dora Miller via NASA