As Parliament comes back this fall, we must make sure that a green and just recovery is the top priority. We don’t have a moment to lose - big polluters have been busy lobbying for bailouts and exemptions from environmental rules.
Min Freeland: You said #COVID19 recovery should be just & sustainable. Actions speak louder than words. Will the Throne Speech commit us to green & #justrecovery?
@cafreeland #GreenRecovery #oneearthonevoice
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a lot of power when it comes to determining the direction the country takes as we recover from COVID-19. Today, we are calling on her to ensure that when the government lays out its priorities in the upcoming Speech from the Throne, it includes strong investments to implement a green and just recovery in Canada.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a more just, sustainable, and healthy Canada - a Canada that works for everyone, not just the few. But big polluters are pushing the federal government to funnel recovery spending into their pockets instead.
Millions have already joined the call for a green and just recovery. Today, let’s make sure we’re heard!
All the ways to reach Minister Freeland
Chrystia Freeland is Canada’s Finance Minister and manages the Federal budget. As our society recovers from COVID-19, she should lead the way towards a green and just recovery for all that tackles the climate and biodiversity crises.
Make a call
After tweeting, the most important thing you can do is call Minister Freeland's office.
Here's a script to use when you call. Feel free to personalize it to explain why a Green and Just Recovery is important to you.
“Hello Minister Freeland, My name is ________. I am calling to ask you to publicly commit to a green and just recovery. Your government was elected on a mandate to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises and build a stronger, more inclusive and more resilient country. You have spoken about the need for a sustainable and equitable recovery but we need firm commitments in the Speech from the Throne. Will you publicly commit to announcing a recovery plan that invests in a green and just recovery that puts people and our planet first?”
Facebook & Instagram
Post one of the graphics below in your Facebook or Instagram Stories, or make your own!
Be sure to add the hashtag #justrecovery and tag @chrystiafreeland
Minister Freeland, I am asking you to publicly commit to a green and just recovery from #COVID19. Your government was elected on a mandate to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises and build a stronger, more inclusive and more resilient country. You have spoken about the need for a sustainable and equitable recovery but we need firm commitments in the upcoming Speech from the Throne. Will you commit to a recovery plan that invests in a green and #JustRecovery that puts people and our planet first? #oneearthonevoice
Here's some additional tweets for you to use. Just copy and paste, or use the links below!
Min Freeland: You have spoken about an equitable & sustainable #COVID19 recovery. Will you publicly commit to a plan for a green & #JustRecovery for Canada? @cafreeland #GreenRecovery #oneearthonevoice pic.twitter.com/Pazd10yW7H
Minister Freeland: Will you commit to investing in a truly green and #justrecovery? @cafreeland #oneearthonevoice #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Pazd10yW7H
Send an email
Add your voice to the hundreds of thousands who have already taken action.
We're asking Minister Freeland to fully commit to implementing the demands for a Green and Just Recovery.
- A just transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy
- The protection and restoration of land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems along with the wildlife that call these places home
- An end to the use of single-use plastics, and the growth of a circular economy
- The replacement of toxic chemicals used in agricultural, consumer goods and manufacturing with safer alternatives
- The development of accessible, affordable and healthy communities and transportation networks
- A future that prioritizes social and racial justice, economic equity, and well-being, built in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and the communities most exposed to environmental harm
We also endorse the Just Recovery for All principals, focused on building a better future for all. Learn more about them here.
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