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Green Jobs Events in Canada

> We set up a booth at one of Vancouver's largest farm markets where we

> engaged passers-by about the opportunities for green jobs. In Canada, it is

> one of our top priorities to stop developing the tar sands in Northern

> Alberta. To do this, we need new jobs for people in this sector, as well as

> other industries, and this was one of our key messages there.


> In the afternoon, we moved to the Carnegie Community Centre in the heart of

> North America's poorest neighbourhoods, Vancouver's Downtown East Side,

> where we actually had more engagement and interest from people. We spoke

> with a wide range people from the homeless and impoverished locals to

> students and members of the middle class, and even local candidates for both

> our coming municipal elections and our recent federal election.


> People at both events were enthusiastic to share their support, signing the

> Power Vote pledge, and having their photos taken with our 'Green Jobs Now'

> and 'I'm Ready for a Green Economy' signs.



> Photo Credit: Graham Girard

> Canadian Youth Climate Coalition - Vancouver



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Taken on September 27, 2008