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Activist Communique: Peter Kent climate demo today

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Hungry for climate leadership?

In response to the federal government's decision to abandon the Kyoto protocol?

We are holding a vigil of hope and solidarity at the Constituency Office of Peter Kent, the Minister of the Environment, at 7600 Yonge Street from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in recognition of the winter solstice.

A march will meet at the South-West corner of Steeles and Yonge at 3:00 p.m. to walk (roughly 30 minutes) to Peter Kent's office or we can meet you at the constituency office at 4:00 p.m. To get to Steeles and Yonge, at the Finch TTC station, take the #53 or #60 bus North to Steeles, about a four minute ride.

By transit straight to Kent's office, once at the TTC Finch station, leave the station and go to the Finch GO station -- across the street from the TTC Finch station, both on the East side of the street --- take the 99 YRT bus North on Yonge Street and get off at the Elgin Street stop. It's a three minute walk North on Yonge from there. Cash fare is $3.25.

There will be speeches, meditation, poetry readings and music. Please bring a candle and dress warmly.

A symbolic fast will also be held from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. If you're fasting, please make sure we know about it -- contact us at [email protected]. You're welcome to break the fast with us at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Nathan Phillips Square.

For more information, please contact the Toronto Climate Campaign.  This action has been endorsed by Occupy Toronto.

*Photo by Krystalline Kraus


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