Write to your MP

  1. Look up your MP’s name and email address here.
  2. Copy and paste their email address into your To: field.
  3. Include Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance fin.minfinance-financemin.fin@canada.ca in your CC: field.

Send this email today to demand a Green and Just Recovery:

Here is an email that you can use as a start, but we recommend that you include your personal reasons for wanting a recovery plan that respects people and the planet.

SUBJECT: I am your constituent and I want you to invest in a Green and Just Recovery for Canada

Dear {insert MP name}

Preparation for a post-Covid future should involve planning for a safe, equitable, and sustainable future for all Canadians.

The massive environmental challenges that we faced before the pandemic continue to threaten a safe and healthy future for all: fighting climate change, protecting nature, ending plastic pollution, keeping our water clean, and removing toxic chemicals from the products we use.

A Green and Just Recovery for Canada means above all, investing in a society that places people’s health and the natural ecosystems that sustain all species above corporate profits. That means that any investments made cannot set environmental progress back, undermine environmental justice, or be incompatible with Canada’s environmental commitments.

A Green and Just Recovery for Canada means investing in:

  • A just transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy
  • The protection and restoration of land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems along with the wildlife that call these places home
  • An end to the use of single-use plastics, and the growth of a circular economy
  • The replacement of toxic chemicals used in agricultural, consumer goods and manufacturing with safer alternatives
  • The development of accessible, affordable and healthy communities and transportation networks
  • A future that prioritizes social and racial justice, economic equity and well-being, built in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and the communities most exposed to environmental harm

With the right investments, we can protect our environment and build an economy and society that are stronger and more resilient than before the crisis began.

Sincerely,
{insert your name and postal code, so that they know you are their constituent}