Democracy in Action: Petition on Climate Change

For our Grandchildren is in the process of organizing a non-partisan petition to the Government of Canada to be presented in the House of Commons. The Rules of the House of Commons are simple and their very simplicity is a reason to use the petition procedure to bring issues to the attention of the Government. The …

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The 2011 Election – Elizabeth May make a difference?

Will the election of Elizabeth May make a difference in Canada’s environmental politics? It will because: The Media Scrum that follows each day’s sittings of the House will allow her to present her views on environmental issues directly to the Canadian people. Both the NDP, as the official opposition, and the Liberal Party, because it …

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The Candian Federal Election: An Environmental Vacuum!

On April 12 last, the Canadian party leaders participated in a televized debate.  Apart from some brief passing comments, there were no exchanges on environmental issues. In fact,the environment is not an issue in this election, a reality emphasized by the absence of Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, from this debate.  What a difference …

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Important Announcement: October 2009

On Saturday, October 24 from 2pm-4pm, ForOurGrandchildren will be convening at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario to add our voice to the International Day of Climate Action. We are calling for the support and attendance of all grandparents, parents, and everybody else who wishes to join the movement to stop the climate crisis.  Please come …

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Question of the Month: May 2009

Every month, a new question relating to climate change will be posted in this space.  We encourage visitors and members of this site to weigh in and post comments with your position, with the intention of cultivating an engaging debate of the issue. This month’s question is: Why is it that in the last couple …

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