"Fifteen young people are going to court for climate justice, demanding that the federal government stop violating their charter rights by perpetuating dangerous climate change. They want government to develop a science-based climate plan.
The government wants to have the La Rose case thrown out. But emerging from COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-evaluate our ways and build back better.
This pandemic demonstrates that governments can and must take systemic action to address issues causing widespread harm to public health. It shows we must heed the science and act early and aggressively."