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Canadians are ready for real action on a green and just recovery

By David Browne & Doug Chiasson       

The commitments in the Speech from the Throne are encouraging, but we now look to the federal government to follow through with tangible action and investment in the fall fiscal update and Budget 2021.

Canada’s diverse ecosystems can be part of the climate solution, with investments in nature-based climate solutions providing opportunities to create more jobs and support Canadians. Pexels photograph by Laura Penwell

Last week, the Green Budget Coalition published its annual recommendations for federal investments to achieve priority environmental outcomes. While we are still in the midst of a public health emergency, Canadians are ready for real action on a green and just recovery from this pandemic that both improves their lives now and builds a better, more resilient future for all. Over the summer, more than 150,000 Canadians wrote to their MPs in support of investing in a green recovery. Last month’s Throne Speech picked up on many of these themes, pledging climate action and affirming nature protection targets as the focus of a green recovery.

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