On March 15, when we were more than 150,000 students officially on strike in Quebec and more crossing the streets of Montreal, Quebec, Alma, Baie-Comeau, Cap-aux-Meules, Carleton-sur-Mer, Gaspé, Gatineau, Joliette, La Pocatière, Magog, Mont-Laurier, Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Saint-André-Avellin, Saint-Félicien, Saint-Hyacinthe, Sept-Îles, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Valcourt and Warwick, we were launching a new invitation: on September 27th. We were thinking that even if what we had just accomplished was beautiful, this new date would be even more grandiose. We were thinking that it would be even bigger, more powerful. It was a meeting. This appointment is today marked on the agenda.
On September 27, at 1 pm, we will meet somewhere in Sherbrooke. We promise, we will be there.
Between March 15 and September 27, 196 days will have elapsed. And everything leads us to believe that without a greater mobilization, our decision-makers won’t take initiatives to avoid the worst, but also to give us a more breathable world. Liveable. A world simply more desirable.
On September 27, the planet is on strike. Not just students, but also workers, citizens. Because the climate crisis spares nobody, we must all be mobilized. Let's make this date a historic moment. The one of true change.
Because it is high time we take matters into our own hands.