Media Advisory: Climate Hearings at Queen's Park

Media Advisory

October 15, 2018

3:30 PM

Toronto: Climate change is on the agenda at Queen’s Park today. Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) joins many other environmental and health groups today at Queen’s Park to share their views on the Ontario Government’s plan to repeal cap and trade.

At 4:20 pm today, Dusha Sritharan, TEA’s Climate Change Campaigner and Heather Marshall, TEA’s Campaigns Director, will appear before the Standing Committee on General Government to speak to Bill 4, an Act which addresses the wind down of the cap and trade program, repealing the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016, and the preparation of a new climate change plan.

We are calling on the Ontario Government to ensure that the replacement climate change action plan their government puts forward by December must commit to the reduction targets agreed to in the Paris Agreement. “The recent IPCC report is very clear, we cannot afford any delays in reducing our emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change,” says Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director at Toronto Environmental Alliance.

We are making the case for a climate change action plan that prioritizes equity and prosperity. “A well-designed Ontario climate action plan can be a huge opportunity to create local jobs, boost local businesses, and improve the quality of life for the people of Ontario,” says Dusha Sritharan, Climate Change Campaigner at Toronto Environmental Alliance.

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For media inquiries contact Dusha Sritharan at 416-473-7918 or dusha@torontoenvironment.org