The post-crisis, the next: the climate
Prime Minister, you are announcing your intentions for a recovery from the crisis.
Has the post-crisis, that of the climate, not already in place and since long before COVID-19?
For your squad, in addition to surrounding yourself with your economic ministers, it would be impressive to see you also invite scientists and environmentalists to set up the famous “Green New Deal” whose objective is to face the situation in environmental matters and which more and more organizations and famous personalities are talking about. Establish an ambitious policy that will give our economy the means to resolve the multiple parallel crises we face while creating, yes, multiple jobs.
Read in a recent book by Naomi Klein, advocating for a Green New Deal, “in May 2019, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, associated with the United Nations, published a damning report on the decline of biodiversity in the world . According to the president of the Platform, Robert Watson “we are eroding the very foundations of our economies, our livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide (… There is no ‘It’s not too late to act, but only if we start doing it now.’
Public health is not about to leave the first place on the list of citizen concerns.
In the case of COVID-19, you had the wisdom to trust health scientists and demonstrated remarkable leadership. It is time to stay the course while you have all of Quebec with you and even the opposition parties.
The disastrous case of corpses that we have to manage in fast motion does not set the tone for what awaits us if we do not decide now to take the bull by the horns. The idea of the daily press point seems to me all the more important for the cause of the climate: information, education, solidarity are at the heart of what we are achieving together. Don’t let disasters pile up on top of each other.
It’s up to you, Mr. Legault, to be as visionary with regard to the climate crisis as you were from the first warning signs of COVID-19.
In the elections, I did not vote for you, but right now you have all my confidence and my admiration. Thank you.
I even trust that you are a source of inspiration for all Canadian ministers as well as Justin Trudeau.
May Quebec be “the model” for ensuring the health of the Earth on which our own and that of the living depends.
Just like the philosopher Alain Deneault in his article entitled Gaïa saw its moment Me # Too I hope that “the Covid-19 virus puts an end to the mad rhythm of policies of international growth and competitiveness.”