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NOVEMBER 6: Coalition Calls for Climate Justice at Toronto Rally for Global Day of Action



On Saturday, November 6, mass mobilizations of people of all ages across the world will push governments and COP26 climate meeting negotiators in Glasgow to prioritize climate justicewith real action to reduce carbon emissions.

In Toronto,a coalition of labour, environmental and social justice groups are hosting a rally at Queen’s Park.

Demonstrators will be calling on the new federal minority government (and all levels of government) to take much stronger action to address the climate crisis, including rectifying historic and ongoing injustices. The coalition’s full list of demands can be found here.


A large, climate justice rally with people of all ages in Toronto



Torontonians of all ages, including youth climate strikers, teachers, labour representatives, Indigenous peoples, social justice and racial justice advocates and more.



Saturday, November 6, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT



Queen’s Park, Toronto (south lawn)

Co-emcee Crystal Sinclair, Cree woman from the Fisher River Cree First Nation in Manitoba, Chair of Foodshare and founding member of Idle No More – Toronto
Co-emcee Nigel Barriffe, teacher and member of ETFO and president of Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Skyler Williams, Six Nations land defender and spokesperson for 1492 Landback Lane
Andria Babbington, first Black woman president of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council and longtime labour activist
Alice Zhu, environmental science PhD student at U of T and member of People's Climate Movement
Zoe Keary-Matzner, a young Toronto climate activist and one of seven young people, backed by Ecojustice, suing the Ford government for weakening Ontario's 2030 climate target

Mohammed Ali Aumeer
, Socialist Hip Hop
Sig Hemming, singer-songwriter and activist with Fridays for Future Toronto
Susanne Marziarz, Commonthread Streets (street choir) and active in Toronto East End Climate Collective (TEECC)
Cassie Norton, singer-songwriter and climate activist

The rally program will include other arts and Indigenous cultural performers as well as interactive actions attendees can participate in together.

We are making efforts to accommodate people with accessibility needs, including seating and space for mobility devices near the front and ASL interpretation.

COVID-19 precautions (including mandatory masks, social distancing and sanitizing stations) will be in effect for the health and safety of all attendees.

The November 6 Toronto Global Day for Climate Justice Committee is a coalition of environmental, labour and social justice organizations based in so-called Toronto. The coalition consists of: Council of Canadians, Greenpeace, Labour Education Centre, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Seniors for Climate Action Now, Steelworkers Toronto Area Council, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, United Steelworkers Local 1998, TO350, Climate Pledge Collective, Good Jobs for All, ClimateFast, Fridays For Future Toronto, Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

One of the key organizations endorsing the rally is Idle No More – Toronto. The full list of endorsing organizations can be found here.


For more information:
Brian Champ
(647) 571 8879

Source: United Steelworkers