Ottawa Centre chosen for federal riding climate campaign

    OTTAWA, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - A new non-partisan public outreach
campaign starting today is asking residents of Ottawa Centre to use their
unique voting position to call for strong federal regulations that address the
pending climate crisis.
    The Polaris Institute, a Canadian non-profit organization, today launched in Ottawa, a non-partisan campaign to encourage the
Canadian Government to take action to stop tar sands pollution and invest in a
clean energy economy. In ridings across Ontario and Quebec similar targeted
riding campaigns will be announced in the coming days by other organizations.
    "In Ottawa Centre voters have a special role to play," explains Joe
Cressy, Campaigns Coordinator of the Polaris Institute. "Because of voting
patterns Ottawa Centre is one of several ridings across Canada that
politicians care about."
    Over the next three months the campaign will involve door-to-door
canvassing in targeted neighborhoods, public events, phone banks and online
outreach to encourage residents to ask all political parties to take the lead
on addressing climate change and stop dirty tar sands developments.
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For further information: Joe Cressy, Polaris Institute, (613) 668-5542,

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