Loading articles...

Quebec students join global marches to demand climate change action

MONTREAL — University and high school students across Quebec are holding strikes today as they join climate marches taking place around the world.

In Montreal, a large crowd is marching from Mount Royal, waving signs and denouncing government inaction on climate change.

Earlier today, students formed human chains around six Montreal high schools, forcing the cancellation of morning classes.

The protesters are demanding stronger government action on climate change, including a law to require measures that would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

One of the organizers says 150,000 students are on strike in the province, representing 120 student associations.

Other climate marches are expected to take place in Quebec City, Moncton, Toronto, Regina and Vancouver, as well as in close to 100 countries around the world.

The Canadian Press