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Vire au vert

Quebec general election 2022

The issues

Quebec general election 2022

It is increasingly urgent to address the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity. Political parties must do more. They must act coherently, rapidly and in an inclusive manner.

Making the right decisions today, means preparing Quebec for the challenges that we are already facing, and working towards a greener, safer, healthier and more resilient living environment.

Our work

Since 2018, the Vire au vert citizen mobilization initiative has been bringing environmental issues to the forefront during Quebec election campaigns. Powered by environmental organizations and citizens, it seeks to encourage political parties and candidates to make ambitious commitments with regards to the environment.

24 of Quebec’s most influential environmental and citizen groups have developed Vire au Vert’s 48 environmental recommendations, which we encourage the political parties to include in their electoral programs, and to discuss during the upcoming election campaign.

Alongside our allies, Équiterre provides the tools and mobilizes citizens to pressure our governments to do just that.

Here are Vire au Vert’s 48 recommendations (in French).

73%

of Quebecers are worried about climate impacts on their health and on public health, on their personal finances and on public finances.

Source : Sondage Léger, May 2022.

Take action

Voters deserve to know what climate solutions the political parties are proposing for the Quebec 2022 provincial election, to fight the ecological and climate crisis.

In traditional debates, the climate crisis and environmental protection are addressed for only a few minutes. But that’s no longer acceptable. This is the issue of our time and the stakes are too high.

We’re asking Quebec’s news networks to organize a leaders’ television debate exclusively on the climate crisis, its impacts and the concrete solutions that the political parties are proposing to address them.

You can add your voice to this demand to organize a debate on the environment. Unfortunately, some party leaders do not want to have a debate in English, but we will pressure them to debate on environmental issues. Please sign the petition.

  1. Step 1

    Sign the petition

    Calling for a leaders' debate on the climate crisis

Project history

2021

November

On November 7, 2021, a breath of fresh air blew through Quebec! Many new mayors and city councilors who had made commitments to the environment were elected across the province. The environment, women and youth were the big winners in this municipal election. Talking about the environment is clearly no longer a risk: it's a win.

The environmental movement is reaching our city halls. And it's thanks to the thousands of citizens who mobilized and voted with the environment in mind and to the work of environmental organizations like Vire au vert! Municipalities play a crucial role in the implementation of the ecological transition.

2018

September

In 2018, Vire au vert helped put the environment at the heart of the provincial election campaign in Quebec.

Our ultimate goal: that political parties make ambitious commitments with regards to the environment. We identified 23 environmental priorities that we wanted to see included in the electoral platforms of each of the political parties in Quebec. We also mobilized, equipped and supported citizens to express their environmental concerns to political parties and their candidates, their entourage and the public.

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