Our organization, Climate Action Saskatchewan, aims to enhance local understanding about how climate change is impacting communities and support local efforts to reduce and prevent harm based on principles of truth and reconciliation.
Saskatoon, SK. April 14, 2023 – Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Saskatchewan will be challenged in court by Saskatchewan citizens who are deeply concerned about the impacts of dangerous climate change. Climate Justice Saskatoon and seven Saskatchewan residents, aged 15 to 80, filed an application at the Court of King’s Bench on March 31, 2023, claiming that government action to expand gas-fired electricity generation violates our Charter rights to life, security of person, and equality.
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Watch Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada’s teach-in about our inherent Charter and United Nations rights to a liveable world, from June 2023.
“Our volunteers across Canada will be inviting their Parliamentarians to ask questions of our special guests including: Dr. David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, UBC professor, and environmental optimist Andrew Gage, the climate change lead at West Coast Environmental Law and Sue Big Oil Dr. David Maenz, Kaitlyn Harvey, and applicant 15-year-old Sabrina Dykstra from the lawsuit filed March 31, 2023, by Climate Justice Saskatoon and seven residents against SaskPower, Crown Investments, and the Saskatchewan Government Lawyer Danielle Gallant and plaintiffs Alex Neufeldt and Sophia Mathur from the Ecojustice lawsuit filed in November 2019 in Ontario. It is making its way through the courts and making history at the same time.”
The first Catholic mission was established in Île-à-la-Crosse in 1783. The Île-à-la-Crosse Residential Boarding School opened in the 1820’s. For more than 100 years, Métis children were forcible taken from their family homes and made to attend the Catholic institution. While there, they were subjected to violence and abuse.
Métis students, many of them under six-years-old, didn’t understand their new surroundings. They didn’t speak the language and, while many of them were unaware their siblings were also at the school, they were left on their own, forced to abandon their language and assimilate.
Backed by Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), the Survivors have started a class action to spur both governments to join them at the table to negotiate a resolution that includes a recognition of the harms suffered at the school, failing which the class action will be litigated in court.