Democracy and the Climate Crisis

The election of government by the public is the practice of democracy, and the basis of Canada’s system of government. However, the country continues to lag behind in terms of climate action. This week, we ask: “Is the democratic system of Canada failing to address the climate crisis?”

In this week's episode, Terra Informer Sonak Patel asks the question: is the democratic system of Canada failing to address the climate crisis? To dive into this question, Sonak is joined by Gisela Ruckert of Fairvote Canada, a national non-partisan advocacy organization with expertise in electoral reform that campaigns for proportional representation. One of the issues they discuss is Canada’s climate performance.

Sonak and Gisela explain how Canada's election system works, issues with the current system, and how they impact government action, or inaction, on the climate crisis.

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