Global climate march taking place at Queen’s Park today

Demonstrators will gather at the Ontario Legislature to push for an end to fossil fuel subsidies


The youth-led Fridays For Future movement are organizing a rally and march for climate action at Queen’s Park today.

The event will begin at 12:30 pm and the march will take place at 1 pm, head down University, east along Queen, north on Bay and west on Wellesley back to the Ontario legislature.

Organizers say the march will pressure Ottawa implement the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; push for no new fossil fuel projects or subsidies to fossil fuel companies starting this year; and legally commit to a gradual phase out of fossil fuels with a “real, supported transition strategy for workers and communities.”

“We recognize and raise awareness about the intersections of climate and socio-economic crises including racism, sexism, ableism, class inequality and more,” reads a statement on the Fridays For Future website. “By striking together, united by common struggles, we demand a rapid and fair decarbonization of our economy, for a safer, greener, more just future.”

Fridays For Future is also demanding free public transit, an end to encampment evictions, prioritize renewables for any new energy investments and the addition of climate justice to education curriculum for all grades in Ontario

Other climate demonstrations are taking place in cities around the world this afternoon.

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One response to “Global climate march taking place at Queen’s Park today”

  1. Neo-liberals and conservatives everywhere appear overly preoccupied with vociferously criticizing one another for their relatively trivial politics and diverting attention away from where it should and needs to be sharply focused.
    Regarding the many bone-dry-vegetation areas planetwide uncontrollably burning, undoubtedly mass addiction to fossil fuel products helps keep the average consumer quiet about the planet’s greatest polluter, lest they feel like and/or be publicly deemed hypocritical. It must be convenient for the industry.

    Industry and friendly governments can tell when a very large portion of the populace is too tired and worried about feeding/housing themselves or their family, and the virus-variant devastation still being left in COVID-19’s wake — all while on insufficient income — to criticize them for whatever environmental damage their policies cause/allow, particularly when not immediately observable. Indeed, I’ve not heard Greta’s name in the mainstream corporate news-media since COVID hit the world.

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