Thousands in Toronto take to the streets for climate

Thousand of climate activists took to the streets of Toronto today, united in their call to end fossil fuels as the Earth's temperature rises and a new report warns of a significant increase in extreme weather across Ontario in the coming decades.

The protesters, largely led by youth, marched in downtown Toronto, brandishing signs and banners with slogans like "The Fight to End Fossil Fuels is Here", "Canada is burning. Stop fossil fuel and save our Greenbelt." They demanded immediate action from governments and corporations to combat climate change.

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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.