International Day of Action – November 12

PACA and 4RG organized a demonstration yesterday at the midpoint of COP 27 to let our leaders know that we expect more climate action from all levels of government. About 60 people came with signs, children, and dogs as well as words of anger and hope. Many speakers took the opportunity to speak about the … Read more

Canada Day Parade 2022

For Our Grandchildren joined other environmental and social justice activist groups in Peterborough at the Canada Day Parade in 2022. Washboard Hank and Paul Cragg led the music with Do It Now and many other songs. Other groups in the section organized by Council of Canadians included Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action (PACA) and Transition … Read more

End Climate Delay Rally

About 60 people gathered in the rain on the anniversary of the heat dome that killed over 600 people in British Columbia last June. Guy Hanchet reminded the crowd of just how far back the delay goes, listing the milestones that have passed when governments have been alerted but have not taken action. Dr. Thomas … Read more

PACA & 4RG Open Spoof Just Transition Office

About 110 people participated on a cold and blustery winter Saturday to watch a spoof opening of the Peterborough Job Centre of the new federal Ministry of Just Transition. This was one of 50 events scheduled across Canada by 350.org and Council of Canadians, and locally by For Our Grandchildren and the Peterborough Alliance for … Read more

A better way to provide affordable energy to rural customers

Dear Mr. Smith, I have recently received notice of a consultation from Enbridge Gas who is seeking public feedback on installation of a proposed new pipeline in Selwyn where I live. The pipeline would deliver gas to 77 homes and businesses along the 8th Line between Bridgenorth and Lakefield. The Ontario government has agreed to subsidize … Read more

Participate in the federal climate consultation

On December 15, under cover of Christmas so it would be easy to miss, the Canadian government announced a consultation on their climate change plans. Next Friday, on January 14 the consultation closes. It’s a crucial opportunity for regular people to have our say about Canada’s climate targets and the plan to reach them. Let’s … Read more

Call for Political Collaboration

After a summer of nurturing ourselves by getting back to nature and after a September dominated by the federal election we think that an appropriate action for October and November is to get back into more direct political action. There is a lot of outcry for the federal parties in the newly elected government to … Read more

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