September 8th, 2021

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National Day of Action

On Sept 8th, in the midst of a snap federal election and right before the federal leaders’ debates, over 60 communities across Canada marched and rallied for climate action. Together, we made sure that the climate emergency was a top election issue and pushed all candidates and parties to ramp up their climate ambition.

Photo Credit: Samuel Foss

The Story

On September 8th, thousands of people in over 60 communities all across the country rallied and marched to send a singular, clear message ahead of the federal election — this is an emergency, and it’s time for politicians to act like it.

From Halifax to Vancouver, St. John’s to Yellowknife and all points in between. In small towns and big cities, people turned out to make it clear that we understand the stakes of the climate crisis and we want emergency-level action now.

That means ending fossil fuel expansion and ensuring a just transition for all. Together, we made sure that climate was top of mind for politicians and media across the country ahead of the federal leaders’ debates.

Now that the election is over we’re building on our momentum and pushing the Trudeau government to make the long-promised Just Transition Act their top priority.

Action map

Over 60 communities across the country took actions on September 8. Here’s the full map. We need to keep the pressure up. If you missed the day of action and want to plan something in your community, check out our action planning toolkit.