Thousands on March for Climate in Montreal

Thousands on March for Climate in Montreal

Two years after the historic march, where 500,000 people accompanied Greta Thunberg through the streets of Montreal, students, seniors, families and even pets have called for greater climate justice from across the province.

Leela Dassault

Leela Dassault

“Whose Earth? Earth for us! Thousands of people gathered in Montreal on Friday during the global climate movement Friday for the Future, chanting, which brings together 1,400 events in 80 countries.

According to various calculations obtained by, the sun was through the streets of Montreal on Friday with 10,000 to 15,000 people. press. Protesters first gathered at 1 p.m. at Sir George-टिtienne Cartier, Mount Royal Park, on the floor of the monument. “I believe that collective action has a lot more power than individual action,” commented Shirley Byrne. At 17, she is the spokesperson for Por le Future Montréal, an organization that brings together high school youth in Montreal to lead climate action. According to the Student Coalition for an Environmental and Social Change (CEVES), 112,000 students across the province voted for a climate strike.

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“It is almost time we started changing things in nature. It is still not too late”, it added. press Benoit Thisselmagne, Inu de Mashteouats in Lac-Saint-Jean. He was present along with the Mashak Assi collective, who also participated in organizing the event.

Protesters called for more ambitious climate goals, such as achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, but also other issues related to climate justice, such as colonialism, the sovereignty of indigenous peoples and the regularization of migrants in Canada. .

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The march ended in front of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offices on Westmount’s Dorchester Avenue. The location was chosen as a sign of support for protesters in Fairy Creek, British Columbia, who are demanding a moratorium on logging. By September 23, 1,089 people had been arrested in Fairy Creek by the RCMP, making it the largest civil disobedience movement in Canadian history.

Pandemic and municipal elections

Wearing of masks was widespread among the crowds that gathered in Montreal on Friday. After encouraging protesters to respect health measures, CEVES spokeswoman Rosalie Thibault suggested politicians return to their offices to implement environmental policies, calling political inaction a “pandemic”. Montreal mayoral candidates Denis Codre and Valerie Plante were both present at the time.

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Mayoral candidate and former Montreal mayor Denis Codreaux took part in the march.

“We don’t have to play politics at the expense of the planet,” said Denis Codre. press during the rally. In the same breath, he announced the upcoming unveiling of his election platform for the environment. “It has been made transpartisan as an issue,” said Emilia Tamco, co-chair of the Ensemble Montreal’s electoral forum, and Maisonneuve is a candidate for the position of councilor in Longue-Point.

“Today this crowd reminds us why politicians need to think about the generations to come. It feels good and it encourages me to go even further,” said Valerie Plante, the outgoing mayor of Montreal.

Greta Thunberg and the UN

photo Marcus Schreiber, Associated Press

Greta Thunberg

In Berlin, environmental activist Greta Thunberg criticized political parties on Friday for “not doing enough” to fight global warming, Agence France-Presse reported.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged world leaders to invest heavily in clean energy to fight climate change, at the “High-Level Dialogue on Energy” held Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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