Climate Protesters at Flaherty's office this hour
Following last week's sit-in at Environment Minister Jim Prentice's constituency office in Alberta last week, this week climate protesters have occupied Minister Jim Flaherty's constituency office in Whitby this hour.
According to a report by the Canadian Press:
The group People for Climate Justice is demanding a binding climate treaty during negotiations to be held in Copenhagen in December. The group wants Ottawa to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to 25 per cent of 1990 levels.
In a statement, the group says Flaherty must push the government for a "just, ambitious, and binding deal in Copenhagen with science-based targets."
Last week seven people were arrested after the peaceful sit-in at Prentice's office.