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The Leap Manifesto: A call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another

On September 15th, over 50 institutions and over 100 individual signatories came together to launch the The Leap Manifesto: A call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another. The manifesto warns that: "climate scientists have told us that this is the decade to take decisive action to prevent catastrophic global warming. That means small steps will no longer get us where we need to go."

"So we need to leap!"

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| September 15, 2015

Leap Manifesto calls for radical changes to Canada's extractive economy

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The Leap Manifesto: A call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another is signed by over 50 organizations including Oxfam, Idle No More, CUPE, CLC, PSAC, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace, 350.org and over 100 individual signatories of scientists, economists, artists, and activists.

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| September 15, 2015
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| September 15, 2015

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The Leap Manifesto

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We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada's near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country's present. And Canada's record on climate change is a crime against humanity's future.

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