In the 2019 election, Trudeau promised to introduce a Just Transition Act, “ensuring that workers have access to the training and support they need to succeed in the new clean economy.” But, he’s barely mentioned it since.
Now that US President Biden has cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, one thing is clear: the fossil fuel era is ending. Workers can’t keep waiting for help with the transition. They need action now. It’s time for Trudeau to keep his promise to workers and legislate the Just Transition Act.
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, keep your promise to “make sure no one gets left behind” as we shift away from fossil fuels. Legislate the Just Transition Act.
Days after the 2019 Climate Strikes, in the heat of the election campaign, you promised to “introduce a Just Transition Act, ensuring that workers have access to the training and support they need to succeed in the new clean economy.” Today, I’m calling on you to keep that promise. Legislate the Just Transition Act.
You pledged that “as we move Canada forward, we need to make sure no one gets left behind”. It’s about time you kept your word by investing in re-training programs and laying out a clear path to the thousands of good, green jobs you promised
President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline has made one thing clear: the fossil fuel era is coming to an end. That means workers need a transition plan now.
If you’re serious about climate change and protecting workers, it’s time to stop pushing pipelines and start investing in real climate solutions that work for people and the planet. The Just Transition Act is the first step towards a Green New Deal that completely retools our economy to tackle the climate crisis and rising inequality.