Director Dominic Champagne says he'll be active in federal election campaign
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joined Quebec director Dominic Champagne in Montreal on Sunday to sign the "Pacte pour une transition".
In an interview with Canadian Press's French-language service after the meeting, Champagne said he would "definitely" be active during the federal election campaign in the fall.
The director says that he has forged links with different groups outside the province.
"We are in touch with a number of Canadian environmental groups, so something should emerge soon, somewhere between the Pact and the" Green New Deal ", and I think it's important for English Canada to mobilize the important issue, particularly Alberta oil. "
The Green New Deal referred to by Mr. Champagne is an ambitious climate change plan launched a few days ago by elected Democrats in the United States.
According to the instigator of the "Pact for a Transition", the climate challenge should be the main issue of the upcoming federal election.
"It's Canada that has driven us into oil for two generations, it's Canada that has turned all politics and economic development upside down in the name of oil-driven prosperity. So now we are in the age of choice."
Dominic Champagne believes that it is possible to solve some of the problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions by individual actions, but adds that major economic policies remain much more important than the sum of individual actions .
"There is enough oil in the Alberta oil sands to make it a game-over for the climate, so the Canadian mobilization must be counterbalanced by politicians like Doug Ford and the conservative pro-oil mind."
In addition to Elizabeth May and the Green Party, Dominic Champagne said he has received the support of federal politicians from both the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois.