Toronto, Ont. – Today, Environmental Defence will hold a lunchtime rally to demand the provincial government stop wasting tax dollars in court fighting climate solutions and instead start taking serious action on climate change. This rally coincides with the start of the hearings in Ontario’s court challenge of the federal carbon pricing program.

The rally will take place behind the Osgoode Hall courthouse, on the east side of University Avenue, between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Featured speakers include an emergency room doctor, a high school teacher, several youth, and suburban commuters.

Environmental Defence is one of the interveners in the court case to support the federal government’s ability to apply carbon pricing in Ontario.

WHAT: Rally for climate action to protest Ontario’s court challenge of carbon pricing

WHEN: Today – Monday April 15, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University Avenue, east side, just north of Osgoode Hall, Toronto

WHO:  Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence

Rally speakers: Edward Xie, Emergency Physician; Julie Hendren, High School Teacher; Kristin Rodrigo, Youth and Conservation Activist; Fei Wu, a High School Student

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:  Allen Braude, Environmental Defence, abraude@environmentaldefence.ca; office: 416-323-9521×247 cell: 416-356-2587