Open Letter Supporting the Copenhagen Climate Bill
Over forty leading organizations working on climate change are urging Members of Parliament to fast-track the Copenhagen Climate Bill (C-311).
An open letter supporting the bill was read aloud in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon by MP Bruce Hyer.
The letter is signed by Sierra Club Canada, Sierra Youth Coalition, Climate Action Network, Council of Canadians, NUPGE and many other organizations representing thousands of Canadians across the country.
The open letter urges Members of Parliament to act swiftly to pass Bill C-311 before international climate talks in Copenhagen, December 7-18.
The bill, introduced by Hyer in February, would set national greenhouse gas emission targets needed to avoid dangerous climate change. Passing the bill will ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the global fight against runaway global warming.
An earlier version of this climate legislation, Bill C-377, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons in June 2008, but did not complete Senate consideration before Parliament dissolved for the October 2008 federal election.