Environmental groups feel a chill over what they can say about global warming - 2019-10-01

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F253.png Environmental groups feel a chill over what they can say about global warming October 1, 2019, John Lorinc, Macleans

In the wake of Greta Thunberg's searing appearance at the United Nations, a coalition of Canadian environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund-Canada and Environmental Defence, this week are launching what could be characterized as a dutiful effort to inform Canadians about climate change issues in the election.

The organizations prepared a side-by-side chart with answers from each party to 10 questions about their environmental planks. The idea was to pump out the document through the usual channels: websites, social media and so on.

The project seemed like straightforward advocacy with no topspin. But the network's attempt to do election-season voter engagement is steeped in irony, and reveals much about the contradictory rules governing the role of non-political party actors in the federal race.

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