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Statement of Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Dear Premier Horgan and Prime Minister Trudeau,

We are writing because we are appalled at the violence being unleashed on the Wet’suwet’en people who are living on their traditional unceded lands and attempting to protect them from the destruction caused by an unwanted gas pipeline through their territory.

In our view the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) which your government has adopted clearly states that consent must be given for resource projects on indigenous lands.  The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs do not consent.

ClimateFast is a citizens initiative based on the knowledge that we must act on climate – fast.  There is no time to waste building further fossil fuel infrastructure.  All our resources must now be used for the immediate transition to a renewable energy economy.  We need to make use of conservation, efficiency, and natural ways to draw carbon down so that we may pass on to our children a living planet, with a habitable climate.  At the moment we are on track to 3 degrees or higher increase in global average temperatures, which is not livable.  We need to act on climate -now – to prevent this unthinkable future from becoming our children’s reality.

The Indigenous people of this land have shared their wisdom with us. Water is indeed life.  And we must think seven generations ahead when we make decisions today – because the impact will be there for the current generation of children growing up today – and for those generations coming.

We need to be building the economy of the future -now – not clinging to the economy of the past.  And we must do so while respecting the right of Indigenous nations to say ‘no’. 

We call on you to stop the invasion of the Wet’suwet’en territory – now.

Sincerely,

Lyn Adamson
Co-Chair, ClimateFast
(lyn@climatefast.ca)
c/o 60 Lowther Ave. Toronto
M5R 1C7

 

Past News

Climate Emergency: Climate Inaction will cost us the Earth

Citizens send message to Queen's Park, May 13, 2019:  1044 petitions for Climate Action.  Read the media release here.

 

ClimateFast Member's Letter Published in the Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail October 1st editorial 'Trump is a hypocrite on climate change. But he’s not alone' prompted ClimateFast member Dan Cameron to put pen to paper.  Read his letter here.  The original editorial can be read here.
 

Consultation Period on Bill 4 Now Open

The deadline for submitting comments is October 11 and ClimateFast is holding a gathering on October 3rd, 6:30pm at 60 Lowther Ave to discuss and submit their comments. If you can not attend, you can submit comments online https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-3738. Background information to help with your comments can be found here.
 

ClimateFast member letter-to-the-editor published in Scarborough Mirror 

ClimateFast member, Rosemary Boissonneau, wrote a letter to editor of Scarborough Mirror on the changes to Toronto City Council, Bill 5.  It appeared in print August 16 and is up on the Toronto.com website. Click here to read her letter. 
 

ClimateFast hosts Theatre of the Oppressed

On August 15th, ClimateFast held a evening of Theatre of the Oppressed facilitated by Pavla Uppal.  20 members and friends of ClimateFast had the opportunity to express their feelings about the climate change crisis and the Ford's government inaction on the issue.  Read Lyn Adamson's compelling story on how she was able to find closure through an evening of Theatre of the Oppressed.
 

VOCAL Rally at Queen's Park

ClimateFast held a rally at Queen’s Park on August 14th to bring attention to the need for provincial government action on climate change.  Read more.
 

ClimateFast launches new campaign at Queen's Park Demonstration

ClimateFast was at Queen’s Park, August 14, calling on the provincial government to take action on climate change.  This is part of their new campaign VOCAL: Voices of Ontarians for Carbon Accountability and Leadership. Read our press release here.
 

ClimateFast letter

ClimateFast sends letter to Rod Philips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks over the scrapping of Cap and Trade.  See letter here.


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