A rally is planned at CBC Yukon’s studios for late Wednesday afternoon to pressure the public broadcaster to host a federal party leaders’ debate on climate change and a Green New Deal during the October election campaign.
“As our public broadcaster, funded by public money, the CBC has both the power and moral obligation to make sure that every single person in Canada knows which of our leaders have a real plan to tackle the climate crisis,” rally organizer Braden Lamoureux said Monday.
“We’re in a climate emergency. Fires, floods, and rising temperatures are already ravaging our communities.a
“If enough of us take action, we can push the CBC to host a leaders’ debate on climate change,” Lamoureux added.
“We have to act now as CBC officials finalize their plans for their election coverage.”
Participants are expected to gather sometime after 5:30 p.m. in preparation for the rally, set to take place during the 6 p.m. northern television newscast.