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Get excited: It’s time for our second Day of Action for a Green and Just Recovery from covid-19!

Since our last Day of Action on May 27th when thousands of you took action, a number of Liberal Members of Parliament have already spoken up in support of a green and just recovery — people like Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Montreal MP Rachel Bendayan and Quebec City MP Joël Lightbound.

You asked them to speak up and they answered. We’re on a roll, so let’s not give up now.

While we’ve been taking action, Big Business hasn’t been resting on their laurels. A Greenpeace investigation has found that the oil and plastics sectors have logged more than 400 communications with federal officials since the pandemic began. Aviation, automotive, banking and forestry lobbies have logged hundreds more. 

We need to keep the pressure on and push back against corporations that have the attention of our elected officials, especially considering that these corporations include those lobbying for bailouts and against climate regulations, a plastics ban, forest protections and more. 

We need transformative, system change. The goals of the economic recovery from the pandemic should kick-start that change. We want to say ‘goodbye’ to a system designed to fail the most vulnerable people in society and ‘hello’ to one that safeguards human health and nurtures our collective relationship with nature.

We know that right now, the Prime Minister Trudeau’s government is working on a longer-term recovery plan. This is the perfect opportunity to remind MPs in his party to listen to their constituents and put people and nature ahead of corporate profits. 

We are inviting you to challenge key Liberal MPs to speak up publicly and within their party, to make sure we build back better. The MPs we’re asking you to connect with have each shown that they care about the environment and think climate action is a top priority. Let’s challenge them to speak up for a #JustRecovery.

Julie Dabrusin

Julie Dabrusin was elected as MP for Toronto-Danforth, one of the most environmentally-conscious ridings in Ontario, in 2015. She got involved in politics because of her concern over urban greenspace, active transportation, public transit and rising inequality and is actively committed to tackle food insecurity. Let’s challenge her to speak up now for a #JustRecovery!

Sample tweet:

.: federal funding to cities for electric transit, better access to greenspaces & urban farming can help kickstart a . Today I am asking you to publicly support a green and after :

Facebook & Instagram comment:

Ms Dabrusin, you’ve been a strong advocate for developing urban greenspaces, public transit and for tackling food insecurity. Federal funding to cities for electric transit, better access to greenspaces and urban farming can help kickstart a #JustTransition. Today, I’m asking you to take a clear position in favour of a green and #JustRecovery that puts people and nature first: https://act.gp/37ZStKa @greenpeacecanada @greenpeace_canada

Call script (constituency office phone number: 416.405.8914)

“Hello Ms Dabrusin, I am calling to ask that you publicly support a green and just recovery.  You’ve been a strong advocate for developing urban greenspaces, public transit and for tackling food insecurity. Federal funding to cities for electric transit, better access to greenspaces and urban farming can help kickstart a #JustTransition. Today, I’m asking you to take a clear position in favour of a green and just recovery that puts people and nature first. Thank you”

Sample email ([email protected])

“Hi Ms Dabrusin, I want to thank you for your work in these difficult times. I want to tell you that I don’t want us to go back to a ‘normal’ defined by a system which creates rampant inequalities based and on a model of infinite exploitation and destruction of nature.

Now that the time has come to rebuild our future, I hope you can keep being a leader. The recovery from COVID-19 must make our society more resilient, fair and sustainable. I urge you to speak out in favour of a green and just recovery with your fellow Parliamentarians and the media.

I look forward to working with you and our community to build this better world.

Sincerely,

Your name.

Terry Duguid

Terry Duguid was elected as MP for Winnipeg South in 2015. As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development, with special responsibility for Western economic diversification, he could play an important role in designing a just transition program as part of a green and just recovery. Let’s challenge him to speak up now for a #JustRecovery!

Sample tweet 

., you’ve been a leader regarding environmental issues in Winnipeg. Today, I’m asking you to lead the way again and to publicly support a that puts people and nature first after the :

Facebook & Instagram comment:

“M.Duguid, I am asking you to publicly support a green and just recovery. You’ve been a leader regarding environmental issues in Winnipeg. Today, this kind of leadership is more urgent than ever. I’m asking you to take a clear position in favour of a green and just recovery that puts people and nature first: https://act.gp/31hdoHl @GreenpeaceCanada @greenpeace_canada

Call script: (constituency office phone number: 204.984.6787)

“Hello M. Duguid, I am calling to ask you to publicly support a green and just recovery. Today, this kind of leadership is more urgent than ever. I’m asking you to take a clear position in favour of a green and just recovery that puts people and nature first. Thank you”

Sample email ([email protected])

“Hi M. Duguid, I want to thank you for your work in these difficult times. I also want to tell you that I don’t want us to go back to a ‘normal’ based on a system which creates rampant inequalities and promotes a model of infinite exploitation and destruction of nature.

Now the time has come to rebuild our future. The recovery from COVID-19 must make our society more resilient, fair and sustainable. I urge you to speak out in favour of a green and just recovery with your fellow Parliamentarians and the media.

I look forward to working with you and our community to build this better world.

Sincerely,

Your name

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MPs and the government have to step up with real support for communities to recover from the pandemic in a way that builds resilience and sustainability. It’s NOT a time for handouts to the oil companies, causing the climate crisis or increasing our vulnerability to threats like climate change.

Let’s speak out together and make sure the recovery plan puts people and nature first.

Thank you and keep the pressure up!