By Katie Gibbs & Alice Irene Whittaker, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, October 17, 2022
We are a week away from an unprecedented election in Ottawa that will define our community for years to come. Not only are we electing a new mayor, but there will be at least 11 new councillors. We would be wise to seize this moment of big change to choose bold climate action.
The past few years in Ottawa have been anything but normal, between a global pandemic and an occupation in our neighbourhoods. On top of that, the climate crisis is hitting us at home, from floods and tornadoes to this year’s devastating derecho.