I am going to be honest with all of you. Despite the importance of this bill, part of me would rather not be here today. Part of me would rather be spending time with my family—something that many environmental advocates like me sacrifice on a daily basis, in order to fight for climate justice and biodiversity. No one wants to spend all of their free time fighting for the environment. No one wants to camp out in the forest to protect mainland moose habitat or spend their weekends sending emails that are routinely ignored.
I am compelled to be here, because the state of our province and our planet demands real change, right now.(more…)