Toronto city council votes unanimously in favour of declaring climate emergency

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"Toronto city council voted unanimously in favour of “declaring a climate emergency and accelerating Toronto’s climate action plan.”

The vote happened just before noon on Wednesday, and all 25 city councillors were in favour of the motion.

During the council meeting, councillors spoke about the most recent climate change rallies happening across the globe, including the climate strike march that took place on Friday in the downtown core.

“[This motion] recognizes the climate emergency just as I’d say the 100,000 people that marched on Friday were recognizing the climate emergency, asked us to step up and do that,” Coun. Paula Fletcher said during the council meeting."

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