Ahead of Friday’s climate march, organizers expressed their dissatisfaction with Quebec’s political parties. They say that Quebec Solidaires and Parti Québecois are the only ones that have a clear climate plan.
“Even those two parties have not lived up to the demands for which we stand and for which we are here today,” he said. So all parties should do more than what they are currently promising,” said François Geoffroy, spokesman for Travelios et Travelers, insert la justice climate.
Community groups, student unions and activists want Quebec to stop using oil and gas by 2030 and impose a 1 percent tax.
“The link is clear that in the climate crisis we live in, the first to be affected are the most vulnerable and the poorest. And it is the same all over the world. This is what we are seeing in Quebec,” said Catherine Lussier, the organizer of the FRAPRU community.
Organizers say they are not welcome in the march if politicians do not support their demands. But that didn’t stop any party from joining.
Environment Minister Benot Charette says the CAQ agrees to carbon neutrality by 2050. The candidate and his fellow party members were instigated by the mob and left before the march began.
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Meanwhile, protesters marched with members of the Quebec Solidaires and Liberals.
“Québec Solidaire has put forth the most complete, most rigorous, most transparent plan for climate change in the history of political parties in Quebec,” said Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, co-spokesperson for Quebec Solidaire.
Liberal leader Dominic Anglade changed his schedule to be in March.
“I think it’s really important to do that. And I was clear with the team, this is something I’m going to do,” she told reporters.
The young crowd hopes that after seeing thousands of people mobilize at parties, they pay more attention to the climate.
Noah Sparrow, 19, said, “I haven’t really seen any substantial change in recent years and it’s been very disappointing and frustrating that there is a lack of information from all sides and communication from all sides.”
“We are the next generation. We are the future of this planet in general,” said 17-year-old Vanessa Phillips, “if we don’t start taking care of it now we’re going to destroy it and we won’t have a chance to live.” Is. .”
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