Text of Guy Hanchet Speech at Ottawa

Welcome to all, Grandparents, Parents, and Grandchildren. I’m here from For Our Grandchildren. We’re a group of grandparents, and our mission is to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize other grandparents to combat climate change on behalf of our grandchildren. I am honoured to share the podium with these elders, and especially with David Suzuki, an honorary …

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A critical election

We live on Bowood Avenue in Toronto.   A street that is also a community.  Many young families and lots of kids. When I see them skipping along the street, hear them play in their back yard, watch them shoot hoops in their front yard, I think “These are the grandchildren we are trying to protect.” …

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The Grandparents Generation is changing!

A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves …

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A Salute to our Honourary Member, David Suzuki

David Suzuki is one of the Honourary Members of For Our Grandchildren.  He is very conscious of the moral obligation his generation owes to future generations. He has written a book “Letters to my Grandchildren”.   We read an excerpt of one David’s letters in this forthcoming book soon to be published. In this excerpt Suzuki describes …

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And a Big step forward!

President Obama is not acting like a lame-duck president.  He recognizes the grave threat posed by climate change. The subject will remain  a primary concern of his government’s foreign policy. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced a US/China Agreement on climate change.  The Agreement does not introduce new measures limiting GHG emissions. Rather …

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