“We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and we’re the last generation to be able to act,. If you have a child who is 10 years old today, we’re talking about catastrophic impacts in 30 years, when they’re 40 years, if we don’t take action.”
– Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
The reality is that Mother Nature cares not whether the environment is under federal, provincial or municipal jurisdiction. We all bear a responsibility to act now to prevent catastrophic climate change in our children’s lifetime. This is why I will be championing those issues where we can make a difference. This includes
investment in public transit;
separated cycling infrastructure – we are seeing evidence that bike lanes work;
traffic calming measures including the eventual elimination of high-speed one-way streets in the core
and, of course, light rail transit.
Climate change needs to be attacked on all fronts, from our own individual habits, to road design and transit at the municipal level, to carbon pricing and alternative forms of energy at the provincial level, to federal targets for emission reductions. We all have our part to play.
I pledge to do my part as City Councillor for Ward 13, Dundas and West Flamborough. Join me.
“Let’s put our heads together and start a new country up.”