Young Canadians plan to sue federal government over climate change

"A group of young Canadian activists are suing the federal government over climate change — they’re at the forefront of a new legal strategy that could hold governments around the world to account, after decades of attempts to sue companies for the effects of climate change have failed.

In a joint media release, Our Children’s Trust and the David Suzuki Foundation said that 15 young people from across Canada will file a lawsuit Friday claiming that the government has violated their rights to life, liberty and security of the person — which are guaranteed under Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — by contributing to high greenhouse gas emissions and climate change."

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