"A climate emergency has to be more than a declaration.
It was a clear statement made by Debbie Fletcher-Queen, on behalf of the environmental-minded group Drawdown Newmarket-Aurora, as she stood at the podium during an Aurora council meeting.
She was there to speak in support of a motion put forth by Aurora Coun. Rachel Gilliland proposing the town officially declare a climate emergency.
“The federal government’s 2019 report on Canada’s changing climate indicates Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, threatening our homes, businesses and infrastructure,” Fletcher-Queen said. “We seek to inspire individuals and civic action at the local level.” "