Canadians rally across country to call for bolder action on climate change
"Hundreds of thousands of Canadians attended marches across the country to urge government and corporate leaders to address climate change.
The grassroots groups behind the Canadian marches have specific demands, including refusing any new oil and gas projects and cutting emissions to be just one quarter of what they were in 2005 by 2030.
"As a collective of young people from across the country, we aim to steer Canadian society off our current path of ecological and social catastrophe," says the mandate of Climate Strike Canada, one of the groups spearheading the marches. "Drastic climate action is the only option for humanity.""