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PM Harper wants a 'Made in Canada' plan. This is how to get it!

Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat CanadaSierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

September 12, 2006

(Edmonton) The Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat Canada (CAN-RAC) is beginning its tour to find out what Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address the climate crisis. “Climate Action Tour 2006” will present a series of workshops across the country for Canadians of all regions to design a climate action plan. The tour is part of the network’s plan to get Canada back on the Kyoto track and re-emerge as the global good guy Canadians expect it to be.

The tour will not only be real with stops from coast to coast but virtual as well. Anyone who can’t attend one of the sessions in person will be able to review the record of each workshop on line and add theirideas to the discussion.

“We want to hear what Canadians want done so we can take their views to Ottawa”, said John Bennett, executive director of the network, who will present the workshops. “With Environment Canada downgrading action on climate change, Stephen Harper’s government creating a made in Canada plan, and the Liberal leadership candidates announcing their plans for action on climate change, we feel thisis a perfect opportunity to hear what the public wants to do about the climate crisis.”

Each workshop will include background information about climate change, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and existing climate change programs. Most of the time, however, will be devoted to gathering input from individual Canadians. A summary of recommendations from the sessions will bepresented to the Prime Minister in the fall of this year.

The tour will stop in Edmonton on September 26th. Hosted by the Sierra Club of Canada-Prairie Chapter, the event will take place at Victoria School (10210 108 Ave NW) from 6:30PM -9:30PM. For more information, please visit www.climatetour.ca

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English Contacts:

Edmonton - Meredith James
Sierra Club of Canada – Prairie Chapter
780.439.1160

Ottawa – Andrew Dumbrille
Climate Action Network
613-697-2961

Ottawa – John Bennett
Climate Action Network
613-291-6888

French contact:

Calgary – Brian Pincott
Sierra Club of Canada – Chinook Group
(403) 830-2515

Posted September 13, 2006 by russ

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