Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign calls on provincial election candidates

On Wednesday, a coalition of more than 125 groups from across Ontario, representing more than 475,000 people, launched the Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign.

The campaign calls on all candidates in the upcoming Ontario provincial election to “treat climate change as the emergency it is.”

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says as part of the campaign, environmental groups, faith communities, businesses and others will be calling on all provincial election candidates to commit to a climate action plan that includes setting climate targets consistent with global efforts to limit planetary warming to 1.5 C.

It is also calling on candidates to invest in a regenerative, zero emission economy and prioritize and respect Indigenous sovereignty and autonomy.