YOUTH-LED RALLY DEMANDS URGENT CLIMATE ACTION AT QUEEN'S PARK

Sep 24, 2021

By Christine Ross

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A large crowd gathered outside Ontario’s legislature to call for immediate government action to address climate change.

Children accompanied by their parents, and high school students are demanding steps be taken to safeguard the future.

The youth-led demonstration was organized by Fridays for Future Toronto and is among several similar events being held in cities across the world.

The group is urging the newly re-elected federal Liberals to deliver on the climate promises it made during the election campaign. In addition, the group wants climate justice be add to Ontario’s education curriculum for all grades.

Recent scientific reports paint a dire picture of the international effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.N. warned this week that more needs to be done if the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord are to remain within reach.

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