Tell Party Leaders to Strengthen Canada's New Climate Act (Bill C-12)

Prime Minister Trudeau, Mr. O'Toole, Mr. Blanchet, Mr. Singh, and Ms. Paul,

As the leaders of our federal parties, you’ve been responsible for leading Canada through the Covid-19 crisis by focusing on the health and well-being of Canadians. I’m writing to urge you to act equally courageously to lead us through the climate crisis. This is an existential crisis that reaches beyond party lines; at times like these, Canadians expect their leaders to work together and get immediate action.

Bill C-12, Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is a step in the right direction. Now, it needs to be debated knowledgeably, strengthened in terms of targets and timelines, adopted, monitored and committed to seriously.     

We are in the most decisive decade in human history, and you have a chance to pass a robust climate accountability act that will give children and future generations a fighting chance for a liveable future. Please do not squander this crucial opportunity.

There are practical amendments that can be made to Bill C-12 to align it with what climate scientists and leaders around the world agree is needed, including:

  • a target to decrease GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, on the path to net-zero by 2050, and

  • a 2025 milestone to make sure we’re on the right path and make immediate corrections if we’re not.

As your constituent, and on behalf of the many parents who share my concern but may be silent for many reasons, I urge you to be truly accountable for lowering Canada’s GHG emissions. There are massive and urgent changes needed to support our transition as a country away from fossil fuel production and use, but we are seeing you lead us through massive and urgent change right now and we know it’s possible.


Will you sign?

Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is being debated in the House of Commons right now, which means this is a crucial opportunity to talk to your MP about it.

If you're not familiar with the Bill or the key points For Our Kids teams and others propose to strengthen, you can find out more here.

Then, take a few minutes to send this petition to the federal party leaders. You can change the wording and add your own comments to make it more personal.

You can also copy the message to send an email to your own MP (you can find them here).

Feel free to share either of these images with your MPs to drive the message home. 


Questions about Bill C-12 or this campaign? Please contact us at hello [at] forourkids [dot] ca