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Weekend Quote:
That we may be confronted by barriers galore should not surprise anyone. That we may see worsening climate conditions in the short term should also not surprise us.

We have to elect to boldly persevere. With determination and utmost courage, we must conquer the hurdles in order to push forward.”
 

 
Christina Figueres, Architect of 2015 Paris Agreement
Inspiration recommended by Lorraine and Carole
David Suzuki’s Nature of Things documentary Rebellion” 

Click on the link below and watch it anytime.

From Lorraine:

"I urge you to watch it. It’s full of hope and inspiration. Listen to and watch the young people in this documentary. They are amazing! It hopefully will re-energize you. It has lifted my spirit."

Millions of young people rise up to demand their right to a livable planet. 
https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/rebellion  
The Case for Stubborn Optimism on Climate
- 8 minute TED Talk


Part of their Countdown series, with Christiana Figueres, architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement.
https://www.ted.com/speakers/christiana_figueres?
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Two Netflix documentaries that feature green solutions: 

Kiss the Ground’ includes agricultural practices that can be used by farms in our area to as part of the climate change mitigation strategy so it is relevant locally. 
Trailer: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/#watchonnetflix    


Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve our Water Crisis with Mat Damon, Liam Neeson and Jaden Smith as well as many other celebrities. It is available on NETFLIX

                        

The Plastic Pollution Issue

Feedback by December 9 on federal discussion paper about how to handle plastic pollution.
 *Let Lorraine know if you want to help with the GASP contribution on this issue. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-environmental-protection-act-registry/plastics-proposed-integrated-management-approach.html


From the Story of Stuff, two videos about plastic:

How Plastic Production Pollutes Small Towns
https://www.storyofstuff.org/movies/plastic/how-plastic-production-pollutes-small-towns/
 
Glass, Metal, Plastics and Canners in NY
https://www.storyofstuff.org/movies/plastic/glass-metal-plastic/

 

November Events

Pam Palmater at Human Rights Conference Online
Saturday, November 7th at 2 pm - Pam Palmater will be the keynote speaker at Amnesty International Canada's first-ever virtual human rights conference! 
November 7-21 - Sparking Connections, a conference organized by Amnesty activists and open to all members and supporters.
Keynote speaker Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She has been a practicing lawyer for 20 years and is currently an Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. 

Two weeks of skill-building, community-building. All events are free. For more information and to register: 
https://www.aicanadagrassroots.ca

 
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 8 pm: 
Ms Watt-Clouiter will be speaking to our community on Cogeco and via a pre-recorded Zoom presentation - sharing stories from her novel "The Right to Be Cold.” 
To join the discussion via zoom please register: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hccreads-lets-talk-virtual-discussion-with-sheila-watt-cloutier-tickets-126576807639
Guaranteed Liveable
Basic Income Team Presents 


A  morning Coffee with MP Gazan + Hon. Segal to discuss GLBI

This week!  *Mark your Calendar*
Thursday, November 12 at 11 am EST


The GASP Guaranteed Livable Income team is hosting a free webinar   

Guaranteed Liveable  Basic Income


featuring MP Leah Kazan and Hon. Hugh Segal

Please share this email and zoom link with friends and family. We would like to educate the public on this important issue. Attendees may ask questions. #GLBI
- Karen + GLI Team urge you attend!

 
Join Zoom Meeting at this link, host will open meeting at 10:45am. Please arrive early!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81671619608?pwd=T2lNZkl6Z0VXK0JnNzQzYmFwOVNQUT09
 Meeting ID: 816 7161 9608
Passcode: 23425
 
Let your voice be heard - Petitions

Save Provincially Significant Wetlands and stop the misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders

The Government of Ontario is riding roughshod over protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs). The first sign was a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to demolish three PSWs on agriculturally zoned land in Vaughan so that a Walmart distribution facility could be constructed. The second was a decision to destroy a large coastal PSW in the City of Pickering to make room for a warehousing facility, again through an MZO.

To support Ontario Nature in protecting these wetlands go to:

https://ontarionature.good.do/psws/email/

Social Justice
 
Canadian Chamber of Commerce backs Hamilton’s call for federal basic income pilot

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has the backing of its national organization in its call for a nationwide basic income pilot project.
The resolution to ask the federal government to launch a pilot project was passed at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s virtual annual general meeting held this week. It was co-sponsored by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. 
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