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Climate jobs now

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·      we are in the midst of a climate crisis and an economic crisis, with 400,000 manufacturing jobs losses in Canada since 2004, according to Stats Can

·      85% of tar sands need to remain in the ground to avert climate catastrophe, according to the scientific magazine Nature

·      the $1.3 billion in subsidies to the oil and gas industry could create 18,000 more climate jobs, according to a report by Blue-Green Canada

·      a $1.1 billion homes and buildings retrofit program could create a million person jobs years of employment, according to the Green Energy Network

·      the government could create 92,000 public sector jobs in wind, solar, tidal and geothermal energy with $4.65 billion (less than half what Harper gave to the military in the latest budget)

·      the government could create 100,000 jobs building a high-speed rail network that would cut carbon emissions and improve transportation, at a cost of $25 billion (less than half what Harper has given in corporate tax cuts)


We, the undersigned, urge Parliament to reverse corporate tax cuts and redirect tar sands subsidies and military spending to create a million climate jobs and help prevent a climate crisis

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