National climate emergency declared by House of Commons

The House of Commons passed a motion to declare a national climate emergency in Canada on Monday night.

The motion was put forward by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, and it passed with 186 votes to 63.

Tonight, we’ll vote on the climate emergency. The science shows that Canada is warming at twice the global average and that we need to meet our international obligations. That’s why I’m voting for the motion and that’s why Canada’s already taking action. 🇨🇦 #ClimateActionNow — Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) June 17, 2019


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