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Sep 12, 2022
Ontario has set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets dangerously low and is therefore discriminating against young people, who will bear a disproportionate burden of climate change, seven youth activists argue in a lawsuit against the government.
Their constitutional challenge, backed by Ecojustice environmental lawyers, is set to be heard Monday in Ontario Superior Court.
“Although climate change is global in scale, how decisions are made provincially and at every level is fundamentally important for addressing this issue that affects all of us,” said Shaelyn Wabegijig, who grew up in Rama First Nation, at a news conference on Sunday.
“We are here today to address the dire situation we find ourselves in and are able to tell our children that we did all we could, while we could, to change our trajectory.”
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