The MNA for Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue and Émilise Lessard-Terrien wants accurate action from the leaders present at COP26 to resolve the climate emergency.
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“I’m not 30 years old, my youngest daughter will be my age by 2050, so it’s urgent, I really feel it,” the Solidarity member from Glasgow quotes live.
Over the past few days, there have been several demonstrations in Glasgow and here in Quebec. On Saturday, in addition to a demonstration in Montreal, hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital to urge governments to find a solution to the fight against climate change.
“I’m optimistic when I see people on the streets, calling for change in civil society.
Measures taken by governments often help large cities reduce their climate footprint, but on land in regions, that is a different story.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a very large area and citizens have to travel long distances every day to get to work. The Solidarity member also wants to think about areas when making environmental decisions.
“There are no alternatives to the private car in the regions. There is a daily departure with Intercity Transport, which resumed on November 1, but on public transportation, it could be car sharing systems to ensure that people have alternatives, not just subways or trams, ”says Emilis Lessard-Therian. .