On Fire Day of Action in Vancouver

Wednesday, September 8, 11:30 AM
 Outside CBC Vancouver
700 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B4A2, Canada
Canada is STILL on fire! As we approach this election, Canada is still on fire. Extreme heat early this summer sparked one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. Smoke is covering most of the country while northern communities flood, farmers struggle with drought and rural and Indigenous communities are the hardest hit. And, on August 9th, the world’s top climate scientists dropped the latest IPCC report which confirms that the climate emergency is getting worse faster than predicted. That’s why, we’ve got to get to work and make sure that the climate emergency is a top issue this election. Join us!!!


Please make sure that you follow local and regional COVID-19 safety protocol in your area. We recommend wearing a mask and remaining socially distanced throughout the event.

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On Sunday, when Justin Trudeau officially kicked off the election campaign, we were in the middle of one of the worst wildfire days in Western Canada, amidst one of the worst wildfire seasons on record.

During his press conference, not a single reporter asked him a question about the climate emergency. It’s hard to believe that with the climate crisis literally at our doorstep, the media and politicians are still failing to address climate in this election.

This is unacceptable. That’s why, on Wednesday September 8th, right before the federal leaders’ debates, people from coast to coast to coast are rising up to demand action on the climate emergency. Check out the map to find an action in your community -- or sign up to host one. 

September 8th is the same day as the French Federal Leaders’ debate, one day before the English debate, and two days before early voting kicks off. That’s why it's so critical for as many people as possible to join the "Canada’s still on Fire" mass day of action. This will be even bigger and more powerful than the “Canada on Fire” day of action on July 29th where communities from coast to coast mobilized to demand climate action from our Members of Parliament.

Thousands of people will march and rally in dozens of communities across the country. Together, we will ensure that the climate emergency is a top election issue. If enough of us take action, we can push all candidates and parties to ramp up their climate ambition to the level science and justice demand.

There are already more than 30 actions planned in communities across the country. Visit our website to find an action close to you or check out our toolkit to get all the information you need to host an action. 

We’ve got big plans for the coming weeks. Together, we’re going to mobilize and speak up to ensure that climate is a top issue in the federal election. Then, we will build a massive alliance of voters ready to elect climate champions. And, when voting kicks off, we’ll help drive tens of thousands of voters to support climate champions who can change the status quo of Canada’s climate politics. Don’t forget to follow @350Canada on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to see our campaign updates. 



PS - The 350 Canada team and I announced these big plans on our Mass Organizing Call earlier this week. If you missed it, you can check out the recording here

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:30