Young Canadians plan to sue federal government over climate change

By Cherise Seucharan, Star Vancouver, October 23, 2019

VANCOUVER—A group of young Canadian activists are suing the federal government over climate change — they’re at the forefront of a new legal strategy that could hold governments around the world to account, after decades of attempts to sue companies for the effects of climate change have failed.

In a joint media release, Our Children’s Trust and the David Suzuki Foundation said that 15 young people from across Canada will file a lawsuit Friday claiming that the security of the person — which are guaranteed under Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — by contributing to high greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.government has violated their rights to life, liberty and

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