I will vote for candidates who advocate for climate action now. Fact: “Climate change is the single biggest challenge of our time. With municipalities influencing roughly half of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, it’s essential to scale up local solutions to transition to a resilient low-carbon future.” Source: Climate and sustainability | Federation of Canadian Municipalities (fcm.ca)
Rural, northern, and remote communities are integral to Canada’s economy and quality of life. Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change. From forest fires to ice storms to flooding, cities and communities are where the economic and human costs of global warming hit hardest.
Fact: Every $1 invested to reduce GHG emissions results in $6 averted costs. Source: Insurance Bureau of Canada
The Climate Emergency Resolution passed by the District of Muskoka and all area Municipalities includes “…ambitious targets to reach the goal of greater than 50% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030…”. Now we need Climate Action!
The Municipal election period is Monday, October 17 to Monday, October 24, 2022. During the voting period you can vote by phone or online. Find where and how to vote.
What are our local municipal candidates’ ideas, opinions, and positions around climate action? Are they prepared to take the urgent action required? Climate Action Muskoka asked them. Find their responses below.
- Bracebridge — 19/21 candidates responded
- Georgian Bay — 4/9 candidates responded
- Gravenhurst — 17/21 candidates responded
- Huntsville — 13/21 candidates responded
- Lake of Bays — 8/10 candidates responded
- Muskoka Lakes — 10/19 candidates responded