From Promise to Practice: Unpacking Canada’s Sustainable Jobs Act and its impact on a just transition
Canada has started acting on its international commitments to ensure a just transition for workers and communities as we move away from oil and gas. The government recently introduced the Sustainable Jobs Act and the Sustainable Jobs Interim Strategy, along with initial funding commitments. Does this draft legislation meet the needs of workers and communities, or could it be strengthened to do so? What are the next steps forward for a just transition in Canada? In this webinar, labour, Indigenous, and environmental experts share their analysis of the federal sustainable jobs legislation and key amendments, their assessments of the government’s progress to date, and their visions of the path forward.
The webinar comes at a critical time, as the legislation will move through committee hearings this fall, with opportunities for amendments. The session includes short presentations from each speaker, followed by a moderated Q&A.
Welcomes and Introduction
Laura Cameron, Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Ken Bondy, National Representative, Health, Safety, and Environment, Unifor
Cara Sanders, Board of Directors Chair, Indigenous Clean Energy
Megan Gordon, Senior Analyst, Pembina
Matt Hulse, Lawyer, Ecojustice
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