Celebrity and local activists unite for an economy for the people and the planet
More than 10,000 people marched for jobs, justice, and the climate from Queen’s Park to Allan Gardens yesterday (Sunday, July 5). The march brought together a diverse crowd of environmental organizations, Canada’s largest unions, indigenous people, religious groups and climate activists, including heavy hitters like Jane Fonda, Bill McKibben of 350.org, author Naomi Klein, environmentalist David Suzuki and Unifor President Jerry Dias.
Demonstrators are demanding substantive action from decision-makers who will attend the Climate Summit of the Americas from July 7 to 9. The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will host the summit that coincides with the Pan Am Games.