Canada's Minister of the Environment to visit Atlantic Canada to meet with four provincial counterparts

Ministers to focus on tackling climate change challenge together

OTTAWA, Aug. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Climate change is a reality that affects all Canadians and a challenge we must face together. From August 8–10, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will be in Nova Scotia to meet with Atlantic Canada's four Environment Ministers.

Following the recently announced Atlantic Growth Strategy, Minister McKenna will meet with her counterparts to discuss their approaches and ideas for tackling climate change and growing the economy. The meetings will advance the federal-provincial commitments under the Vancouver Declaration to build a pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change.

In addition to meeting with her provincial counterparts, Minister McKenna will take the opportunity to engage with stakeholders and make several announcements related to National Parks located in the region.

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"I look forward to these discussions with my provincial colleagues. We all know we need to find ways to reduce our emissions, help our communities adapt to the impact of climate change and use clean energy solutions to create good jobs. Only by working together will we be able to take major steps forward in dealing with one of the greatest threats of our time, and turn that challenge into an opportunity for long-term economic growth."  
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)

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