The Leap Manifesto isn’t radical. It’s a way out of Canada’s head-in-the-sand politics | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian

Perhaps relevant: I live in Toronto and am usually aware of local events. This event received some but hardly a lot of advertising or community news. The _Guardian’s_ account, cited here, is probably the most interesting. (The author is also one of the drafters of the manifesto.) Toronto’s regular newsites are appallingly lame. Even the more recent entrants, like iPolitics, seem so woefully understaffed and under financed that in reading them I wonder if this is the last time. Why is that? Even this: I go to the gym, where the cardio machines have tv monitors and most are tuned to CNN, the American goodspeak channel.

A lot is going on in Canada right now. There’s even a federal election in about a month, and its outcome is not guaranteed (though pessimism is not irrational here), and yet…. The only thing that Toronto seems to have found of interest is the safe thing, the movie festival. It’s not bad to be starred up. It’s alarming that there’s not more, beyond the stars.

A powerful movement in Canada, animated by a compelling and positive vision for the climate and economy, can force the hand of whichever government comes to power

Source: The Leap Manifesto isn’t radical. It’s a way out of Canada’s head-in-the-sand politics | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian