Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition on climate change, our most pressing environmental issue and perhaps the defining issue of our generation. It will profoundly affect our economy, health, lifestyles and social well-being. It requires moral and intergenerational responsibility and how we respond will define the world in which our children and their descendants grow up.
Canadians know about climate change. We have had our climate change wake-up calls: the 1998 ice storm and Saguenay flood,
The petitioners call for national responsibility on climate change, a binding international agreement that keeps warming to 2°C and climate justice.