How to make this election about nature
Canada goes to the polls for our federal election on October 21, 2019. Now more than ever, we require elected officials who understand the urgent need to protect nature.
As a charity, Nature Canada doesn’t endorse or support any candidate or political party. Instead, we want to see every single candidate talking about nature and the environment. You can help! If you care about wildlife and wild places, help us make it a campaign issue.
Engage candidates at the door
In the run-up to the election, candidates will be out at events in your community. They may even knock on your door. This is the perfect opportunity to remind them that you’ll use your vote for nature.
Here’s a few questions to ask:
- Will you advance meaningful protection and recovery of Canada’s species at risk and address species decline?
- Will you champion a target of protecting 30% of lands and oceans by 2030?
- Will you support Indigenous-led conservation of protected areas in Canada to advance reconciliation and protect nature?
- Will you support an immediate ban on all neonicotinoid pesticides and support farmers in making the transition to safer alternatives?
- What is your climate action plan to ensure that Canada meets its international commitments to keep global warming below catastrophic levels?
- What are three actions you plan on taking to protect our local environment and waterways?
Sign ‘One Earth One Vote’
We’ve joined with other charities and NGOs across Canada in the One Earth One Vote campaign.
We’re are asking our supporters to send a letter to all party leaders, telling them that you will vote for a government that upholds environmental protection and human rights.
Together we can make a difference.
Attend one of the 100 Debates for the Environment
You could also attend a local debate in your riding. Debates on the Environment in your riding. A group of organizations across Canada are organizing “100 Debates on the Environment” on October 3rd. You can click here to see if there will be one in your community.