To the editor,
I feel strongly that now the House of Commons has resumed and our members of Parliament are back at work, it’s time for Canada to pass the Just Transition Act. In order for Canada to meet our climate commitments, we need to start phasing out fossil fuels. And, if we’re going to phase out fossil fuels, we need to make sure that communities, families and workers aren’t left behind.
The best way to do that is by passing a Just Transition Act that guarantees good, green, union jobs, that follows climate science, and that puts people first.
Even Prime Minister Trudeau agrees with this. He did, after all, promise that Canada would be among the first countries on the planet to pass a Just Transition Act. But, in the nearly three years since then, we haven’t seen much progress. I strongly believe that Canada needs a Just Transition Act now, not later.
Janyne Sinclaire, Nanaimo
The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
Letters policy: Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Preference is given to letters expressing an opinion on issues of local relevance or responding to items published in the News Bulletin. Include your address (it won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. Unsigned letters will not be published.
Mail: Letters, Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 2H7