Call to Action: We Can Do Better!

Posted on September, 9 2015 by Action Canada

Canadians will head to the polls on October 19. And it’s time to ensure that candidates, from all political parties, hear from Canadians that they care about climate change, women’s rights, and ending poverty and global inequality. The lead-up to election-day is a time for action – time to put the We Can Do Better campaign issues on the political agenda.

Canada can and must provide stronger leadership toward a more sustainable & peaceful world. Why now? 2015 is a critical year for several big reasons :

1. The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will challenge the world to do better on urgent global issues.
2. World leaders will forge a universal, legally-binding climate deal that must be strong enough to avert global environmental catastrophe.
3. On its 20th birthday, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Women’s Rights will be reviewed and governments will be called upon to recommit to its full implementation.
4. Canadians will go to the polls in a crucial federal election.