Young people continue
Young people continue to face a difficult, uphill battle to create a just and sustainable future. Canada has abandoned the Kyoto Protocol, eliminated energy efficiency programs and continues to subsidize and promote the fossil fuel industry, acts that threaten our air, water, land and the climate. The fossil fuel extraction projects on which our government continues to focus contribute to global climate change and severely impact the rights and lives of indigenous communities on whose land these projects are being built. Our present and future economic welfare is also at risk. We see daily reports promising cuts to our public services, the dismantling of our social security, the loss of workers rights, and tax breaks to corporations that don’t need them.