LEAP Manifesto: Famous Canadians Call for Canada to Transition Off Fossil Fuels 11:30 Atlantic TODAY

15 09 2015

Dear rabble readers,

Tuesday is an important day in this federal election: a group of prominent Canadians – including Donald Sutherland, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lewis, Tantoo Cardinal, Joseph Boyden, Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull, Maude Barlow, and many others will launch the Leap Manifesto calling on next government to transition Canada off fossil fuels. rabble.ca is exclusively live-streaming this event, and you are invited to join in to watch and participate in the online conversation.

Tune in to rabble.ca Tuesday at 10:30 AM Eastern to watch LIVE as musicians, directors, actors, authors, national and community leaders and dozens of organizations join together to launch the Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another.  Translated into 8 languages, including Cree and Inuktitut, the manifesto aims to gather tens of thousands of signatures and build pressure on the next federal government to transition Canada off fossil fuels while also making it a more livable, fair and just society.


In addition to featuring several of the Manifesto’s high-profile signatories, the launch event will include experts outlining why this vision is feasible and achievable.

Initiating signatories to the Leap Manifesto include Donald Sutherland, Rachel McAdams, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Ellen Page, Gord Downie, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lewis, Sarah Polley, Bruce Cockburn, Guujaaw, Tegan and Sara, Leslie Feist, Joseph Boyden, Dionne Brand, Thomas King, Maude Barlow, Paul Moist, Robyn Benson, Former Ontario Chief Justice Ron McMurtry, Michael Ondaatje and more.

Plus more than 50 organizations, including Oxfam, Idle No More, CUPE, CLC, PSAC, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace, 350.org, and over 100 individual signatories like scientists, economists, artists, activists, journalists and others.

Read the Manifesto here as of 11AM EST Tuesday.

This live video production is a part of rabble’s 2015 Federal Election coverage. As non-profit independent media we rely on your donations to bring you this kind of coverage.  Please help us bring you more of these live productions, and support our 2015 election work.

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