Strengthen Bill C-12 (Canada's Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act)

About Bill C-12 

Recently, the Federal Government proposed the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12) that would enshrine the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions target into law. Unfortunately, the plan has been widely criticized for being too little, too late.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that we must cut emissions in half by 2030, and that the climate action we take within the next 10 years is the most critical if we are to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change. Yet, with Bill C-12 the first target doesn't come until 2030 - years after this government's time in power is over. 

It's time for parents to stand up and demand stronger and bolder climate legislation to keep our kids safe. We're calling for:

  • A 2025 milestone for emissions reduction
  • A stronger emissions reduction target of at least 50% by 2030, to align with IPCC recommendations 
  • 5 year carbon budgets to keep on track
  • A clear legal duty to reach set targets so that they endure governments of the future
  • Clearly defined and robust roles for an independent advisory body that must include climate science experts to help set targets, review, assess, and report on progress

Learn more about the Climate Accountability Act by watching this video by environmental law organization Ecojustice. 

Take Action Now

There is still hope to amend Bill C-12 to make it stronger, but it will only happen if enough people contact their MPs to make them feel the public pressure. And we need to act fast! 

Quick and Easy

  • Send an email using this letter template
  • Call your MP using this phone script (you can also leave a voice mail using the script - it makes an impact!) 

I Want to Do More

  • Share the phone script and letter template with family and friends or on social media
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about why Bill C-12 needs to be strengthened.
  • Inspire others by sharing what you did on social media, and tag us on Facebook @forourkidssask

I Want to Do Everything I Can to Help!

  • Write a personal letter about why Bill C-12 matters and deliver it to neighbours on your street. Ask them to join you in writing, calling, or meeting with your MP.
  • Book an appointment with fellow constituents to meet with your MP virtually. Use this guide for meeting with your MP.
  • Send in a submission to the Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainability Development when submissions open. (Most likely in February.) You can submit as an individual or as a group/organization. 
  • Use your networks to find constituents in the ridings of the Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development members (Saskatchewan's lone member is Brad Redekopp of Saskatoon West). They are MPs across Canada who will be responsible for reviewing submissions on possible amendments to Bill C-12. Ask constituents in those ridings to write, call, or meet with their MPs using the above resources.

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