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NDP and Greens need to form climate emergency alliance

Agree not to run candidates against each other so they both win more seats

NDP and Greens need to form climate emergency alliance

In mid-April, the federal government released new data showing that, during the six years of Justin Trudeau’s leadership, Canada’s emissions have continued to rise. And, most of those emissions are coming from the fossil fuel sector.

If we’re serious about tackling the climate crisis, this needs to change, and the best way to make that happen would be a Climate Emergency Alliance between the NDP and the Green Party.

If the Greens and NDP form an alliance, and agree not to run candidates against each other, both parties would win more seats. This Alliance is the best way to elect as many climate champions as possible and pass bold climate policy in the House of Commons. And, voters like me could cast a vote for a candidate with the best climate plan, and a good chance to win without having to worry about vote splitting handing the seat to the Liberals or Conservatives.

We have less than a decade to be well on our way to tackling the climate emergency and Canada’s rising emissions show us just how much Justin Trudeau is falling short. We need a game changing plan and a Climate Emergency Alliance is just that.

Barry Corrin

Duncan

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