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Kyoto Rally @ Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday

With a provincial and federal election on the horizon, the hot topic is no doubt the environment. At noon on Sunday, green Torontonians will gather at Nathan Phillips Square to make sure the issue stays in the spotlight as they Rally for Kyoto. The event is organized by Canadians for Kyoto (CFK), a group which supports Canada's recommitment to the Kyoto Protocol.

This week's announcement for public transit funding is certainly one way to encourage a Greener Toronto Area, but CFK's primary concern is to get the federal government to honour the recently passed Bill C-288. The bill, passed last month, gives the government 60 days to come up with a plan to meet Kyoto targets.

The event is a national with rallies also organized in Halifax, London, Calgary and Edmonton.

Speakers in Toronto will include environmental leaders like John Bennett (Climate Action Network's executive director) and Jose Etcheverry (David Suzuki Foundation research and policy analyst). NDP leader Jack Layton, Liberal MP Maria Minna, a Conservative representative and a member of the Green Party are also scheduled to speak.

To entertain attendees, there is a packed schedule of performances by musicians including Matthew Barber, Kensington Horns and a very special escarpment-loving guest.

Bring your signs and noisemakers and see you there!

Photo by: astuteobserver


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