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See below for candidate bios. For a full list of endorsed candidates, visit our-time. He recognizes the need for radical change. Daniel Blaikie NDP Elmwood—Transcona Elected in in the closest race in the country, Daniel Blaikie has been involved in social, environmental and labour causes throughout his life. Leah Gazan NDP Winnipeg Centre Ouur pillar in the Winnipeg community for nearly 30 years, Leah has spent her life fighting for human rights on the local, national, and international stage. His passion for climate justice radiates.

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Many good jobs of the future will emerge in zero-carbon public housing and environmentally viable mass transit, notes the CUPE Ontario vice-president.

Yan Chen NDP Scarborough North The child of a working class migrant family, Yan is a Chinese Canadian activist and community legal worker who has worked with on mental health, workers rights, race and gender discrimination issues. He recognizes the for radical change. Wilkinson replaces Catherine McKenna, who was re-elected in October, but reased to a new portfolio infrastructure and communities. He was arrested standing with social movements to stop clear cut logging during the War in the Woods and has a long iur as an advocate for Indigenous sovereignty, gender equality and the environment.

I think people are realizing that. When corporations and governments are primarily tasked with reinforcing the capitalist status quo, they benefit a small fraction of people worldwide, at the expense of workers and ecosystems. Balducci represents the first in four generations of her family to have never worked for GM, even as a summer student.

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Balducci is one of those activists. Also Lookin for texmex rice vice-president of CUPE Ontario and vice-president timec.a councils at the Ontario Federation of Labourshe sees unions as a perfect catalyst for helping advance the movement timec.a Oshawa and elsewhere. GM was founded in Flint, a city hit hard as the company eliminated tens of thousands of jobs over the last four decades.

Clinging to conservative values in order to preserve jobs cannot help workers or the planet in the long run, but unions are uniquely positioned to protect workers struggling to find their place in the rapidly changing employment landscape.

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There is nothing abstract about the ecological evidence around us: The IPCC has stated that CO2 emissions must be halved within a decade to prevent irreversible catastrophe. Tiffany Balducci, president of the Durham Region Mature date in Boombaru Council, in Ontario, has helped devise a strategy that simultaneously addresses the climate emergency and the loss of GM as a major employer in Oshawa.

We always say we can make Oshawa the engine of the Green New Deal! If the climate crisis is defined more broadly as a problem that also includes environmental racism, Indigenous genocide, and capitalism, then the solution is also going to be very different.

Between the shouting matches and bickering over who is worse for Canada, and the ificant air time wasted on a white nationalist like Maxime Bernier, 21 minutes were devoted to climate change. Are our politicians paying attention?

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But with so many friends and relatives who worked for the automotive manufacturer, either in Michigan or Ontario, the labour council president is attuned to their struggles. His passion for climate justice radiates. Plus, just, we announced 16 new candidate endorsements, bringing our total of Green New Deal champions to To date, overpeople, and counting, have ed.

While General Motors is still headquartered in Detroit, the automotive manufacturer filed for bankruptcy protection in and subsequently restructured, closing over a dozen U.

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I think people understand that it needs to happen. The population, and municipal services ranging from public schools to water treatment facilitiescollapsed in Flint and Detroit; meanwhile, political corruption and crime rates soared. In Quebec, public sentiment at the polls confirmed a different The Liberals were not doing enough for the environment.

He is an ally within the political sphere and an early champion for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal who is pushing the NDP to be bolder. What are our goals? See below for candidate bios.

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October 21, Before polls closed on Oct. A Green New Deal can power a comeback for underrepresented people and ecosystems, without making good casualties along the way. Leah Gazan NDP Winnipeg Centre A pillar in the Winnipeg community for nearly 30 years, Leah has spent her life fighting for human rights on the local, national, and international stage. President Franklin D.

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She truly understands the systemic barriers that immigrant communities face and we need this perspective as part of a Green New Deal. For a full list of endorsed candidates, visit our-time. The government has to step in and retrain individuals and provide jobs, just like what happened with the [original] New Deal in the States.

The answers are right in front of us, the way to make the Green New Deal a tangible thing in Canada. It was voted down without discussion a month later, although it has since served to motivate some Democratic leadership and also activists in other countries, including Canada. Though we're not related to the youth-run climate organization, we do like their name and we oour a common goal — to tackle climate change in our time s!

Melissa Keith is a former radio broadcaster and an award-winning freelance journalist.

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September 18, Our Time Newsletter 9 There are 33 days left to election day, and while the campaign is just getting going, Our Time is in full swing. Tiffany Balducci, president of the Durham Region Labour Council in Ontariois aware that change must happen on a scale that exceeds the personal, but includes the local. In her time as environment and climate change minister, McKenna was frequently subjected to online and verbal attacks; her campaign office was vandalized with misogynistic graffiti.

What tools, resources, and allies exist? Balducci says that Green New Deal discussions have seen business-oriented unions oppose the social justice unionism of others. Our message of the week: Millions of people around the world are ing the upcoming global climate strikes.