The Manifesto was released in the midst of the Canadian federal election campaign to raise the profile of climate issues in the campaign. It puts Aboriginal rights at the forefront of the climate debate, calls for energy democracy and a bottom-up revival of democracy, declares austerity “ a fossilized form of thinking that has become a threat to life on earth”, and enumerates clean energy projects and means to pay for them. LEAP is supported by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which published a companion report, We Can Afford the Leap, and also by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Celebrity signatories to the Manifesto include environmentalists Naomi Klein, David Suzuki, musicians and actors such as Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Polley, Neil Young, Donald Sutherland, Ellen Page, and prominent public figures including Stephen Lewis, Avi Lewis, Maude Barlow, Clayton Ruby, John Raulston Saul, and Judy Rebick, among many others. It is available in many languages for download.