REGINA - Carbon Tax Court Decision . . .

REGINA - Carbon Tax Court Decision . . .

Postby Oscar » Mon May 06, 2019 11:34 am

Regina's National School Climate Strike and Court of Appeal Decision on the Carbon Tax Reference Case

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Friday, May 03, 2019 NEWS RELEASE

REGINA----“We are pleased with the court’s decision to deem constitutionally valid the federal government implement a carbon pollution pricing system across Canada,” said Jim Elliott, Chairperson of the Regina Chapter of the Council of Canadians after Regina’s National School Climate Strike held on the steps of the Saskatchewan Legislature.

“We are the generation that will help our children save the planet from climate change. We are working with thousands of other communities across 70 countries,” said Mr. Elliott. “Premier Moe and his supporters including other provinces and MP Andrew Scheer are not dealing with the existential threats to our lives on this planet. We must take action today and many tomorrows to reduce our emissions and allow the planet to heal itself.”

“We have the opportunity to be the powerhouse for just transition in Canada if we choose to meet collectively and accept the challenge. Saskatchewan residents have the opportunity to lead the country in renewable energy production putting many out of work tradespeople back to work in their own communities,” reported Mr. Elliott. “Even the City of Regina on October 29, 2018 proposed to join the growing number of municipalities from around the world and commit to being a 100% renewable city by 2050.”

Mr. Elliott concluded, “There is one more existential threat that Premier Moe and others aren’t addressing when they refuse to visit and view the 500+ School Climate Strike students just outside his offices. That is the threat that these children soon to be voters will remember the next time he wants their vote. Without clear decisive action to evert climate disasters today, he will not be receiving their support.”

For more information, call Jim Elliott at 306-551-8500
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