Cornwall ON – We get a lot of emails and calls here at The Cornwall Free News and this Wednesday a vote is taking place in Parliament regarding Bill C-311 which is the The Climate Change Accountability Act.
The Harper Government is against this piece of legislation; although supported by opposition parties, a lot of activists are concerned on how solid Liberal support is so they’re asking people to contact their MP’s and other mucky muks to make sure the vote gets out.
Here is how you can help:
1. Join the Climate Action Network Canada Facebook page to take part in future events like this, if you have not done so already.
2. For more information on why you should support the Climate Change Accountability Act, see the Sierra Club Canada’s backgrounder on Bill C-311:http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/climate-change/action-alert/pass-climate-change-accountability-act-bill-c-311
3. See below for a sample text that you can use in a phone call or email, along with the contact information for Prime Minister Harper, Environment Minister Jim Prentice, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and Liberal Environment Critic David McGuinty.
Hello [Mr. Ignatieff, Prime Minister Harper, Minister Prentice, Mr. McGuinty, your MP],
I am calling to urge you and your parties to support the passage of Bill C-311, entitled An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change (the “Climate Change Accountability Act”) when it is voted on in the house on Wednesday April 14th.
This bill contains targets for greenhouse gas pollution reduction that are in line with what scientists tell us is needed to avoid dangerous climate change. Canada must do its fair share in the global effort to combat climate change, and protect the most vulnerable people in the world from the consequences.
Studies have shown that Canada can reach science based targets by 2020 while still growing the economy by 2% a year and creating over one million new jobs.
All parties in Canada’s parliament should work together and pass this essential piece of legislation.
I would like to see my government showing leadership on climate change, so please vote in favour of the Climate Change Accountability Act.
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Find the contact info for your MP here: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC
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