The World Wants a Real Deal — Ottawa

By guest blogger, Jacob McBane, Events and Outreach Intern, Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada

World leaders are meeting in Copenhagen over the next two weeks to negotiate a new global climate agreement.

Between December 11th and 14th, Canadians will be organizing and attending events across the country to send a clear message: The world wants a real deal. That means a climate agreement that is fair, ambitious and binding. Rallies in support of a real deal are being held in major cities in Canada and around the world on December 12th as part of the Global Day of Action.

In Ottawa, there are a number of vigils scheduled.  To find one near you, visit http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/action/events/real-deal.php#map .  Or, if you’re going to be downtown this Saturday, come stop by the Human Rights Monument for a short vigil, at 6pm.

Event details:
Vigil for a REAL DEAL to stop climate change
Saturday, December 12, 2009
6:00pm-6:35pm

Vigil for a REAL DEAL to stop climate change, hosted by Climate Action Network Canada and Friends will start on Dec 12, at 6:00 pm at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin, between Laurier and Lisgar (beside city hall).

We will have a brief address on the week’s happenings.  Following this, we will sing three climate carols and we will light our candles and hold a moment of silence.  Candles and carols will be provided to you when you arrive.  For those of you who wish to continue your involvement after the vigil, we will be walking together as a group to gently canvass and give out our candy canes to the general public down on the Hill.

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