According to the 2019 report Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR) which was commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada’s annual average temperature over land has warmed by 1.7 C since 1948. The rate of warming is even higher in Canada’s North, in the Prairies and northern British Columbia.  

Every part of Canada is extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change, according to research by the Climate Action Network. It is up to us to ensure that the stewards of our natural inheritance be wise in how they use up these finite resources (Statistics Canada report on natural resources). We need new thinking and a New Deal which grows the sustainable components of our economy and makes the world safe from the devastating impacts of climate change. 

The Conservative leader has been obfuscating around climate change, and there are a lot of lies being told about the carbon tax.  We need to hear clearly what the potential prime minister of Canada wants to do to radically change our economy and address climate change effectively. Demand a leader’s debate focused solely on climate change.

To learn more about the impact of climate change in your community check Climate Atlas project to see trends in your community and also see helpful videos about initiatives to make a difference.