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Climate Justice Now!

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Sep 2nd, 2022
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From Ecojustice
By Danielle Gallant, Lawyer

We’re in the final stretch.

As you read this, our legal team is finalizing the oral arguments we’ll make in the historic Mathur et. al. v. Her Majesty in right of Ontario lawsuit. From September 12–14, we’ll be in court and schooling the Ontario government on climate science.

Cast your mind back to cramming for a test, and you’ve got a taste of how it feels in our team right now.

We’re working with the applicants on this case — Sophia, Zoe, Shaelyn, Shelby, Alex, Madison, and Beze — to make sure everyone’s prepared for what’s about to happen. When we head into that hearing, we’re going to give it our very best shot.

But before we do, let’s make some noise.

If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area on September 11, we’re having a rally at Queen’s Park to show these brave young leaders how many people have their backs. Come join us for an afternoon of inspiring speakers, including the chance to hear directly from Sophia, Zoe, Shaelyn, Shelby, Alex, Madison, and Beze. After all, this case isn’t just about their futures — it’s about all our futures.

We’ll be meeting 2PM on the south lawn of Queen’s Park, so head towards the Ecojustice banner. There will be marshals to guide you and full accessibility information can be found on our Eventbrite page.

If you can’t make it, you can still show up in another way. Share our court submission and encourage friends and family to sign. It takes just three minutes, and it really would make such a difference.

YES, I’LL SHARE VIA FACEBOOK

YES, I’LL SHARE VIA TWITTER

YES, I’LL SHARE VIA EMAIL

Before I go, I just wanted to say how proud I am of each person I have the privilege of representing on this case. Since we started working together in 2019, I’ve seen firsthand how these already-remarkable young people have grown into even more powerful, vibrant climate leaders for their communities.

We wouldn’t be here — on the brink of making more legal history — without them.

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