Young Quebecers sue Canada for climate negligence

From the Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, November 26, 2018

Young Quebecers have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to protect them from the devastating effects of climate change.

ENvironnement JEUnesse filed the action Monday in Quebec Superior Court on behalf of all Quebecers under the age of 35. The suit argues that even though the federal government recognizes the harm of global warming and is a signatory of the Paris Accord on fighting climate change, it is showing gross negligence by setting emissions reductions targets that are too low to begin with and is even failing to reach those insufficient goals.

Inspired by similar legal actions in the Netherlands and the United States, the class action is a Canadian first.

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