Results of federal climate town halls show participating Canadians think fossil fuel subsidies and pipelines do not belong in Canada's climate plan

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - A new report that analyzed responses to the federal government's request for public input on climate action at town halls and on social media shows engaged Canadians think pipelines and fossil fuel subsidies do not belong in Canada's climate plan.

The report by Leadnow, an independent advocacy group, and The Climate Reality Project Canada, a climate literacy group, is based on documented and analyzed input from thousands of participants. These included elected officials, citizen group members, students, First Nations and others, who attended the more than 100 town halls, 86 of them involving members of parliament. Leadnow assembled and analyzed minutes from MP-involved town halls after it was clear the federal government had no system in place for reporting back to the public and, in at least one case, the minutes of a 200-person meeting were not even submitted to Environment Canada.

"After being so outwardly interested in hearing from Canadians on climate, it's concerning the federal government has not said how nationwide public feedback will be used in its climate plans," said Logan McIntosh of Leadnow. "In every province that held a town hall, we found engaged Canadians rejected a climate plan that includes fossil fuel subsidies and new pipelines."

View the full report and press release at: http://act.leadnow.ca/peoples-climate-plan-report/

SOURCE Leadnow

For further information: Mike Soron (English), Leadnow, (778) 389-1028, mike@leadnow.ca; Audrey Dépault (French or English,) Climate Reality Project, (514) 871-8845, adepault@climatereality.ca

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