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Bay and King, Toronto
Extinction Rebellion Toronto invites you to join us under our banner and take to the Four Corners of Bay & King in an urgent call to Action for banks to stop investing in "dirty energy" and for the government and the media to TELL THE TRUTH about the climate emergency.
Join us and Extinction Rebellion invites you to join us under our banner and take to the Four Corners of Bay & King in an urgent call to Action for banks to stop investing in "dirty energy" and for the government and the media to TELL THE TRUTH about the climate emergency. Furthermore, Extinction Rebellion demands that the Canadian government tell the truth about the climate emergency, reduce carbon emissions in Canada to net zero by 2025, and create a Citizens' Assembly in charge of deciding the measures needed to reach goals and guarantee a just and fair transition.
Extinction Rebellion and allied organizations including artists, activists, and community members plan to carry out nonviolent, direct action on June 25, 2019 to disrupt the daily activity of the top Canadian banks at the four corners of King St. and Bay St. from 10AM to 6PM.
These banks are complicit in the climate crisis, and it is urgent that they take responsibility for the catastrophic impact their fossil fuel investments have on the natural world. The Four Corners Action will be a family friendly, fun, peaceful, and inclusive atmosphere, generating awareness for climate justice, and welcoming passers by to stop and engage in how they might be a part of a larger collective for transformative change. Alongside a lively protest buskerfest, there will be soap bubbles, sidewalk chalk drawings, skipping ropes, and a "speaker's corner." The goal of the event is to engage the public in the global movement for climate action, and to hold Canadian banks accountable. It is reckless for the five largest Canadian banks to continue to invest in fossil fuels at this critical point in history when Canada is warming at more than double the global rate, according to Canada's Changing Climate Report released in April 2019. If the banks do not reflect on and rescind their investments, Extinction Rebellion will act to inform and encourage citizens of Toronto to move their customer accounts to economically and socially responsible institutions.
We are counting on your support to join Extinction Rebellion at the Four Corners Action on June 25 to let the banks know how you feel about their investment in fossil fuels and the future of the planet.
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