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ClimateFast Annual Fast and Vigil Sept 28-Oct 2 – Conversations and Action on Climate

September 29, 2014

For the third year in a row dedicated ClimateFasters are holding vigil on Parliament Hill, carbon fasting or food fasting, Hungry for Climate Leadership. Canada’s failure to take responsibility for our contributions in destabilizing the climate is a travesty of social and climate justice. We are seen by the world as obstructive and we win dinosaur awards. We are seen as slackers, unwilling to carry our own weight, let alone help others. We don’t play fair. Mr. Harper, I am ashamed to be Canadian today.

Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to the UN on his position regarding ISIS and Maternal Health. He did not refer to climate change. He did not drop in on a UN convention on Climate Change although he did enjoy dinner with select leaders on the subject. Well over 300,000 people thronged the streets of New York to send a message that we want effective climate agreements that will get people moving on real action to reduce our carbon emissions down to levels which are safe and sustain abundant life. Demonstrations across North America and all over the world were held in hope that our leaders will take responsibility to leave a positive legacy for our children and grandchildren. Joseph Boutellier arrived on a unicycle from Victoria to Parliament Hill. For the first time it feels like people, media, governments and corporations are really listening. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, gave a very optimistic report of pledges made at the climate talks. We have some momentum. Now we must keep up the pressure.

For more information contact:
Lyn Adamson
Co chair
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Phone: (416) 731-6605

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