VANCOUVER—A plan to shift Canada’s entire economy to battle climate change has been launched in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The proposed Green New Deal is being endorsed by David Suzuki and 60 signatories — including the largest unions, youth leaders, Indigenous groups and environmental economists. A plan to shift Canada’s entire economy to battle climate change has been launched in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The proposed Green New Deal is being endorsed by David Suzuki and 60 signatories — including the largest unions, by youth leaders, by Indigenous groups and by environmental economists. It’s been inspired by some U.S. Democrats’ call to shift jobs and the economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy and infrastructure. And just as that American version has been called unworkable, unrealistic and even “socialist” by conservatives there, Canada’s nascent iteration will likely come under attack in the months leading up to this fall’s federal election. That doesn’t deter Nayeli Jimenez, 28, a Vancouver-based member of the youth-led national climate group Our Time. “We can’t afford not to do this,” the art director for a publishing house told Star Vancouver ahead of the plan’s unveiling Monday. Read more: “We’re feeling an intense sense of emergency […]

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