Past Actions

Canada's Clean Air and Climate Change Act needs your help!

Our MP's have worked hard over the last few months to hammer out a new piece of legislation in the fight against climate change. The Clean Air and Climate Change Act contains tough new provisions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from industry and vehicles. It restates Canada's commitment to meeting its Kyoto reduction requirements, and it sets out challenging but achievable long term reduction targets. The proposed act is widely supported, and it could go a long way toward redressing Canada's past inaction on the climate crisis. It's a good bill and it should become law. Read more about support for the bill here. http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca

Unfortunately, unless the Conservative government brings the bill back before the House for a vote, it will die on the order paper, all the hard work of the last few months will be lost, and Canada will be that much further behind in achieving the reductions we need to help keep the climate from tipping into chaos. For what ever reason, it appears that the Conservative government would prefer to adopt intensity targets which allow emissions to continue to rise in the near future, and they are already doing their best to scuttle the bill by suggesting that we have to choose between reducing emissions or preserving our standard of living.

It's not too late to make a difference on this! The Conservatives know that climate change is their weakness, and if we can cut through their fear mongering with the clear message that Canadians want action and strong leadership on emissions reductions, we may be able to force them to bring the bill forward for a vote. Groups across the country are working right now to help get this message out. Some are using the postcards shown here. Feel free to make use of them as you see fit.

Download a PDF of the postcard of your choice:

Churchill or Chamberlain Postcard.pdf

Bill C30 Gone Fishing Postcard.pdf

Details on printing:

The front contains a common image (shown here) and the back contains different messages for Baird and Harper as well as a generic message for the other Conservative MPs (printed twice). The pdf prints onto an 8.5 by 11 sheet. 80lb card stock is sufficient for Canada Post requirements and can be run through most home printers. Printing up double sided volumes in B/W at a print shop tends to run 20 cents per post card. One key note: people should print their return name and address in the upper left rather than the lower left under their signature; doing the latter can result in Canada post sending the postcard to their home address rather than to the House.

You can print out a list of all 125 Conservative MP's from here. http://www.parl.gc.ca Just sort the list by "Party Affiliation"

Here are a few key Conservative MP's that need to hear about your concerns:

  • Mark Warawa, Parliamentary Secretary to John Baird, Langley BC

Members of the Bill C30 Clean Air Act Committee:

  • Laurie Hawn, Edmonton Centre AB
  • Luc Harvey, Louis-Hebert Que
  • Brian Jean, Fort McMurray-Athabasca AB
  • Fabian Manning, Avalon Nfld
  • Jeff Watson, Essex Ont

 

Conservative Cabinet Members:

MPRiding
Rona AmbroseEdmonton Spruce Grove AB
Maxime BernierBeauce QUE
Jean-Pierre BlackburnJonquiere Alma QUE
Lawrence CannonPontiac QUE
Tony ClementParry Sound Muskoka ON
Stockwell DayOkanagan Coquihalla BC
David EmersonVancouver Kingsway BC
Diane FinleyHaldimand-Norfolk ON
James FlahertyWhitby Oshawa ON
Helena GuergisSimcoe Grey ON
Loyola HearnSt John's South NFD
Jason KennyCalgary SE AB
Gary LunnSaanich Gulf Islands BC
Peter MacKayCentral Nova NS
Robert NicholsonNiagara Falls ON
Gordon O'ConnorPCarelton Mississippi Mills, ON
Beverley OdaDurham ON
Christian ParadisMegantic L'Erable QUE
Jim PrenticeCalgary Centre North AB
Gerry RitzBattlefords Lloydminster SK
Carol Skelton Saskatoon Rosetown SK
Monte SolbergMedicine Hat AB
Chuck StrahlChilliwack BC
Gregory ThompsonNew Brunswick SW NB
Vic ToewsProvencher MB
Peter Van LoanYork Simcoe ON
Josee VernerLouis St Laurent QUE

 

Members of the Standing committee on the environment:

Michael AllenTobique Mactaquac
Maurice VellacottSaskatoon-Wanuskewin
Bob MillsRed Deer