Video: Leap Manifesto Event with Council of Canadians

2016 November 07, by Chapter Council

On Oct 30, 2016 Leap Victoria, a new group dedicated to promoting and advancing dialogue about The Leap Manifesto, held their first public event. The provocative panel discussion featured Barbara Mitchell Pollock Co-Chair of the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter.

Moderator – Jessica Van der Veen – RAVEN

Marvin Gandall – Leap Victoria

Barbara Pollock – Co-Chair, Council of Canadians (Victoria Chapter)

Dr. Peter Carter – Founding Director, Climate Emergency Institute

Dr. Judith Sayers – UVic Professor & Former Chief – Hupacasath First Nation

Janet Barney – President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Victoria local)

The Manifesto was initiated in the spring of 2015 at a two-day meeting in Toronto attended by representatives of Canada’s environmental movement, trade unions, churches, indigenous organizations, and women’s, student and civil rights groups.

Since then more than 200 organizations and tens of thousands of Canadians have endorsed the Manifesto. Endorsers include, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, CUPW, CUPE, PSAC, National Farmers Union, Council of Canadians, Green Party, Quebec Solidaire, Black Lives Matter, Idle no More, Kairos, Holy Cross International Justice Office, and Oxfam Canada. BC endorsers include the David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Turning the Tide, Raging Grannies of Victoria, and UBC Students for Climate Action.

For more information about Leap Victoria see  For more information about The Leap Manifesto see