We encourage you, as a Friend of Wind and Solar, to write a letter to your provincial representative to let him or her know that you want your MLA to demonstrate political leadership on climate change.

Some key information to keep in mind when doing so:

1) Be engaging: Allow some of your passion to show through without becoming too emotional.

2) Be concise: 300-600 words max. Short, concisely written letters can more successfully deliver a clear message than long meandering ones.

3) Be effective: Here are some tips for writing a good MLA letter.

  • Be polite.
  • Focus on one issue per letter.
  • Use point form/bullets to highlight your arguments.
  • Include supporting facts and details to back up your case.
  • Ask your representative to do something specific in response.
  • Sign with your full name and address.
  • Ask for a reply.

4) Be ready to respond: Your representative’s reply may be personal with a promise of action, but it may also be generic. If you aren’t satisfied, write back and let your MLA know. This second letter is often the one he or she reads. If you are satisfied, don’t forget to say thank you.

Finding your provincial representative:

Government web sites in each province and territory provide contact information for all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of the Provincial parliament (MPPs). You can find your representative by clicking on the province where you live:

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

Yukon

Northwest Territories

Nunavut