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Emergency in Ontario: Rally for Climate, Communities, and Nature!    Sat May 14, 2022, Toronto, ON

Ontario’s environment is under threat.

Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, protections for nature are being dismantled, and mega projects are encroaching on communities.

This spring we have a chance to choose another path - one that prioritizes people and the planet.

In the lead up to the provincial election, show your support for a flourishing, low-carbon Ontario that offers good green jobs, prioritizes our collective health, and respects Indigenous rights.

Let’s come together and make it clear that we want a government that will take immediate action to bring down emissions, protect biodiversity, and build sustainable communities.

You’ll also hear a range of inspiring speakers and performers!

This is a family friendly event.

DATE: Saturday, May 14th
TIME: 1-3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St West (south lawn), Toronto

FEATURING:

Opening:
- Danny Beaton, Turtle Clan Mohawk of Grand River Six Nations Territory

MCs:
- Nigel Barriffe, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
- Hannah Conover-Arthurs, Chef, Urban Farmer and Climate Activist in Toronto

Speakers (so far):
- Crystal Sinclair, Idle No More Toronto
- Andria Babbington, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
- Keith Brooks, Environmental Defence
- Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
- Connie Sorio, Kairos
- Mili Roy, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Ontario

Performers (so far):
- Ahmed Moneka
- Samba Squad
- Spirit Wind Women's Hand Drum Group

ACCESSIBILITY:
If you require ASL interpreting services, please contact ctse (at) environmentaldefence.ca
An accessible van will be available for those who have difficulty marching
A kids' area will be organized with arts & crafts and space for strollers

OTHER INFO:
Please bring signs!
This is a zero-waste event. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottles.
If you would like to help promote the rally by postering or flyering in your neighbourhood, please contact champ.brian (at) gmail.com

 
 

For more information:

Contact Name: Chloe Tse
Website: https://environmentaldefence.ca/emergency-in-ontario-rally
Phone: (647) 339-3922
E-mail: ctse (at) environmentaldefence.ca

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