Canadian stars are joining forces to endorse the Pact for a Green New Deal.
Neil Young, Evangeline Lilly, Cobie Smulders and more have signed the new deal, fighting for climate change, affordable housing, an end to poverty and inequality and putting a stop to racism.
“It’s going to come down to each one of us to roll up our sleeves and fix our planet,” Smulders said in a statement. “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things can rise to the challenge of climate change, seize this historic opportunity and make sure that the climate crisis becomes a catalyst for a fairer, cleaner world for everybody. A Green New Deal for Canada is how we do that.”
Victor Garber is also hoping for a change in favour of the climate: “Climate change is a national emergency. It’s time our political leaders started treating it like one. Implementing a Green New Deal for Canada is the way we can truly start to make climate action the priority it needs to be. Our survival depends on it.”
Along with Smulders, Young, Lilly and Garber, Dominic Champagne, Grimes, k.d. lang, Richard Reed Perry, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Broken Social Scene, The Sadies, Hey Rosetta, Stars, Old Man Luedecke, Basia Bulat, Ellen Gabriel, Ansley Simpson, Rufus Wainwright, Peter Keleghan, Joel Plaskett, David Bidini, Dan Mangan, Gordon Pinsent and Shannon Baker also signed the pact.
For more information about the Pact for a Green New Deal, visit their website here.