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Sign the One Earth One Vote Demand Statement

 

I demand that any government that represents me must:
• Implement a strong climate action plan that meets our international commitments to keep global warming below catastrophic
levels
• Establish economic equality and ensure social justice
• Respect and promote the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
• Restore nature and prevent wildlife extinction
• Ensure a livable planet for our children

Preamble

This election, who we vote for matters more than ever. Not just for our country, but for our children’s future and the health of our planet.
In the next five years, Canada and the world will face critical decisions about our future. As ecosystems fail and the planet warms
dangerously, our collective well-being is deeply under threat. There is still time to chart a course to a safe future for all – but we must act
urgently to uphold environmental protection, economic justice and human rights.
The good news is that solutions already exist. Together, we can turn the tide on climate change, we can nurture nature, and we can
choose a healthier future. It all starts with one vote – your vote – for our one earth.
We’re asking you today, to join the building wave of support and vote for the environment this October.
Stand with us and tell our party leaders that you will only vote for a government that will uphold environmental protection, economic
justice and human rights.

This letter will be sent to our party leaders.
• Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
• Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
• Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
• Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
• Maxime Bernier, Leader of People’s Party of Canada
• Yves-François Blanchet, Chef du Bloc Québécois

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report laid out the global impacts that we should expect as
the planet warms to 2 degrees. The same report also highlighted what it would take to avoid the world from warming above 1.5
degrees.

With this huge challenge we are facing, comes the opportunity to re-imagine our communities, businesses and leadership in ways that
address the connected issues of climate change, Indigenous rights, ecosystem loss, equity, affordability and environmental justice.
The good news is that solutions already exist. Will you be part of these solutions to save our children’s future and the health of our
planet?

Today, I am urging you to commit to an evidence-based environmental plan that:
o Implements a strong climate action plan that meets our international commitments to keep global warming below
catastrophic levels.
 There is no more time to waste. The next government must immediately put into place a plan to significantly reduce
our greenhouse gas emissions, and the reductions must begin shortly after.

o Establishes economic equality and ensure social justice.
 The transition to a low carbon economy includes ensuring economic equality and social justice. Through this
approach, we can create systems and structures to ensure that all Canadians are afforded the dignity and respect to
live a good life.

o Respects and promotes the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples.
 For too long, Canada has made Indigenous rights a secondary consideration. True reconciliation means grappling
with the hard truths of our past, and upholding the principles of free, prior and informed consent.

o Restore nature and prevent wildlife extinction
 Nature not only gives us joy at its marvels, it is also our best defense against climate change and species loss. With
habitats disappearing and entire species dying at unprecedented rates, Canada is under threat. Nature protects us
and we must protect it.

o Ensure a livable planet for our children
 The clock is ticking. With Canada warming at twice the global rate, bold change is needed so that today’s kids have
a safe world to grow up in. My vote depends on it. Our children’s futures depend on it.

My vote depends on your commitment to ambitious action for the environment.

One Earth One Vote

Demand Statement and Letter
We are proposing that the digital ads connect with a petition that will be sent to party leaders and general election candidates (as the
contact lists are made available).
The letter starts with a “demand statement” highlighting the signatories’ expectations from the next federal government. The preamble
and letter expand on how these demands are interconnected.
Groups can opt to direct their ads to a page on their own website containing the demand statement. If so, we asking groups to use the
wording as is (with no changes) to enable us to tally the number of Canadians who are demanding our next government uphold these
values.
The order of the bullet points in the demand statement can be changed based on your organization’s priorities. Groups can change the
preamble and letter, as they see fit. We are only concerned that the demand statement remains the same for accuracy of signatory
tracking.
If you do not have petition sending software that allows you to direct letters to specific officials via postal code look-up please contact
suzannek@environmentaldefence.ca for assistance.

**your signature**

121 signatures

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Take Action and stand up for health and the environment today! Sign below and add your voice to improve the health of people by protecting the planet.

One Earth One Vote

Demand Statement and Letter
We are proposing that the digital ads connect with a petition that will be sent to party leaders and general election candidates (as the
contact lists are made available).
The letter starts with a “demand statement” highlighting the signatories’ expectations from the next federal government. The preamble
and letter expand on how these demands are interconnected.
Groups can opt to direct their ads to a page on their own website containing the demand statement. If so, we asking groups to use the
wording as is (with no changes) to enable us to tally the number of Canadians who are demanding our next government uphold these
values.
The order of the bullet points in the demand statement can be changed based on your organization’s priorities. Groups can change the
preamble and letter, as they see fit. We are only concerned that the demand statement remains the same for accuracy of signatory
tracking.
If you do not have petition sending software that allows you to direct letters to specific officials via postal code look-up please contact
suzannek@environmentaldefence.ca for assistance.

**your signature**

121 signatures

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