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e-3184 (Environment)

Initiated by Andrea Noble from Nanaimo, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Bill C-12 is a first-of-its-kind climate accountability legislation in Canada;
  • As it currently stands, the bill is not strong enough to help Canada meet its climate targets, and does not legally bind our government to targets; and
  • It does not hold our government accountable to creating jobs for workers transitioning out of the fossil fuel industry, and does not indicate its commitment to work with Indigenous nations on actions to combat climate change.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take urgent action based on science and independent expertise to make Bill C-12 a world-class climate law by adopting three amendments to the bill before it passes:
1. Set the first emissions target for 2025, strengthen the role of the advisory body and the role of the Environment Commissioner, and ban fossil fuel executives from the advisory panel;
2. Bill C-12 should be aligned with Canada’s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, putting workers and communities first, with no exceptions, and set targets for sustainable job creation to ensure a just transition for all workers; and
3. Create true legal accountability for the government by setting clear, unconditional obligations on the Minister of Environment to actually meet targets, not just plan to meet them.
Open for signature
February 18, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 20, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Paul Manly
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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