Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Paris this weekend to attend an international climate change conference, along with the leaders from 150 countries.
French President Francois Hollande is playing host to to the 21st United Nations “council of the parties”, also known as COP21.
Trudeau’s schedule was jam-packed with meetings, which kept him busy until his Sunday evening flight back to Canada.
While 40,000 delegates were in Paris Sunday for the conference, a few hundred were in attendance at Queen’s Park for a protest, where they demanded that the world leaders sign a binding deal to stop global warming and climate change.
They chanted slogans, and held flashlights, cellphones and other light-emitting devices as they walked around the legislative buildings.
(Do you think the protesters realized how much pollution and carbon emission their valuable cellphones helped create? And was the irony that all of the world leaders opted to fly to Paris on their personal aircraft lost on everybody there?)
Many of the policy makers and government officials involved with COP21 have declared climate change to be the biggest threat to the world at the moment.
But THIS poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News suggests that Canadians see things differently when it comes to ranking their concerns about climate change with other issues in their lives.
What do you think is the most important issuing plaguing Canada and the world right now?