Thousands of protestors rallied in Ottawa on Sept. 27 to demand stronger climate action as similar events took place in cities across the country, including Toronto and Montreal, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg before joining the march.
Thousands of protestors, both young and old, demonstrated in the streets of downtown Ottawa to call on governments to take stronger action against climate change, which some said could have dire consequences. The Hill Times photograph by Palak Mangat
An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets in Ottawa on Friday to demand stronger climate action, shutting down streets in the city and joining millions more from around the world.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.