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General News · 22nd June 2019
Ashley Zarbatany
Canada's Green New Deal Comes to Cortes

Last Friday, June 14th, a group of around 30 Cortesians gathered together at Manson's Hall to discuss what they would like to see in Canada's Green New Deal.

The evening went very well. We discussed many important and interesting ideas on how to both combat climate change while also creating jobs and ensuring that nobody gets left behind as we transition to a renewable energy economy.

It was very exciting to be able to directly participate in what may be one of the largest ecologically focused non-partisan grassroots movements our country has ever seen. Our townhall was one of over three hundred that took place across the country and everyone's voices will be included in the vision of the Green New Deal when it is presented to political leaders in the fall.

This was an amazing opportunity to participate in the future of our country and there will be more opportunities to either have your voice heard, or help make the Green New Deal a reality, coming soon to Cortes, so keep your eyes open for future GND events. Or get in touch with me directly if you missed this townhall but wish you had gone.

A big thank you and shout out to all the amazing volunteers who stepped up to help put the event on! Thank you to Sue John for providing delicious food! A huge thank you to FOCI for all of their help and support! And most especially, thank you to everyone who came out and participated. That is what democracy in action looks like and it is beautiful. You all give me hope for the future and hope is what we need in times of crisis.

If you want to learn more about how the townhall went, you can check out this great episode of Cortes Currents: https://cortescurrents.ca/canadas-green-new-deal-came-to-mansons-hall/
Thank you Roy!


p.s. If anyone lost their glasses at the event, I have them!