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Independent Senator Rosa Galvez introduces motion in Senate to declare a national climate emergency

Ottawa, November 24, 2021 – The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez gave notice of motion today to declare a national climate emergency in the Senate of Canada. She expects to move and speak to the motion on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. If the motion is adopted, the Senate would join the House of Commons and 517 other Canadian provincial, territorial and municipal governments that have declared a climate emergency, including the City of Calgary this past November 15th. Over 2,000 jur…
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Historic climate accountability legislation adopted by the Senate

Ottawa, June 29, 2021 – In its last sitting before adjournment for the summer, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, without amendment, making it Canada’s first government-initiated climate accountability law. Climate accountability legislation is crucial to achieve Canada’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement and finally addressing the climate emergency by joining the global race to net-zero. Since Canada has consisten…
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Official Response to Budget 2021 from Senator Rosa Galvez

“Budget 2021: A great step where we need to leap” according to Honourable Rosa Galvez, Independent Senator and recipient of Clean50 Award Monday, April 19, 2021 The Honourable Rosa Galvez, independent Senator and recipient of the 2021 Clean50 award, made the following statements in reaction to the Budget 2021 introduced this afternoon: “The budget is a great step forward despite the fact that it comes at a moment where the country needs the courage to take a giant leap forward to recover from…
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Move to hybrid sittings saved costs and reduced GHG emissions of Parliament, finds ground-breaking report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer

Ottawa, February 25, 2021 – Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) published a report on the cost-savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction occasioned by the implementation of a hybrid Parliament system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among its key findings, the report found that limited in-person attendance and virtual participation resulted in an annual net saving of $6,181,000 for both houses of Parliament, in great part due to avoided flight costs of keeping parliamentaria…
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