100 People Participate in Climate Change Townhalls

Climate Change Debate

THUNDER BAY – Climate – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Mr. Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River held two town hall sessions today on clean growth and climate change.

The town halls provided an opportunity for constituents of both ridings to express thoughts and concerns related to climate change. Federal MPs Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak were there to listen and take information back to Federal Minister Catherine McKenna, Environment and Climate Change.  Approximately 100 people participated.

The scientific evidence is clear: climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and also one of the greatest opportunities. From increased incidences of droughts, to coastal flooding, to the expanding melt of sea ice in our Arctic, the widespread impacts of climate change are compelling Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, to think about viable solutions.

A summary of our discussion will be publicly available online http://eccc.publivate.ca/en. Our feedback will contribute to Canada’s approach on climate change.

You can host your own town hall or submit an idea on how to address climate change by visiting this interactive website:

http://www.canada.ca/climateaction.

You are encouraged to submit your ideas by June 1, 2016. Please note that Environment and Climate Change Canada will continue to accept ideas after this date.

“Together, we can make a real difference,” concluded Minister Hajdu..