Parents speak up against fossil fuels in schools

Alberta parent Claire Kraatz was so shocked to find a Pathways Alliance workshop promoting fossil fuels on the schedule of a recent teachers' conference. She reached out to the Narwhal to shine a light on the issue of fossil fuel promotion in schools.

 

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We banned tobacco ads; why not those for fossil fuels?

Such a move would send a clear message that we are seeking a new normal for the sake of the planet’s health and for our kids.

This month, NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced Bill C-372, “An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising” in the House of Commons. This was modelled on the act targeting tobacco advertisements. Reaction was swift and extreme with overblown claims that ordinary citizens would be jailed for sharing positive opinions about oil and gas. Hopefully, common sense will prevail.