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Have your say on climate change: MP

July 27, 2016 1:40 P.M.
Screen capture from federal government video on climate change consultation.

MP Cathy McLeod urges Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo residents to add their thoughts to a federal climate consultation with only a few days remaining.

“As a Conservative, I’m committed to preserving and protecting Canada’s environment for future generations,” MP McLeod said in a news release. “At the same time, we will work to keep taxes low for Canadian individuals, families and job creators, and to sustain economic growth and job creation.”

Public comments must be submitted by Aug. 1 through the website.

Key areas of discussion include: 

  • How and where to reduce emissions.
  • Clean technology, innovation and job creation.
  • How to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. 
  • Putting a price on carbon.

The public engagement was launched April 22 and working groups have been meeting on the subject. In September, those groups will report to ministerial tables, leading up to finalization of a national climate change plan in the fall.

Maria Juhasz says:
August 2, 2016 11:42am

I just received this email today since I don't own a computer, use the library and was away yesterday. I support the Kamloops Moms for Clean Air Initiative. I am against the Ajax Mine. Without clean air we will all get sick and die.

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Delores Owen says:
August 1, 2016 11:13am

We must address climate change NOW if we with the earth to be sustainable for the generations after us... Please, each one, do your part in making this happen. For starters in Kamloops, say NO to AJAX building a mine so close to the city limits, that would pollute our our. Stop building pipelines, fracking and projects like the Site C dam. Thankyou.

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Joan Rathbone says:
July 31, 2016 01:13pm

Here in Kamloops BC we have a foreign company with a seriously poor envirinmental record fighting to build a mine at the edge of our city. Our city already has air quality on the edge of acceptable, when it's not over that edge, and the mine will only make it worse. Several scientists and economists have reported on the negative effects of this mine, the people of Kamloops have been speaking out against it for some years now, and although it's a true no-brainer to reject it, still it may happen. To our governments at all levels, please represent us as you were elected to do and support us in our right to a healthy environment! This massive project will affect our air, water, and land safety, as well as reduce our property values. Thank you.

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Bonnie Sokoloski says:
July 31, 2016 12:55pm

Climate change is already affecting people in many parts of the world, and also here in Canada through unprecedented floods, major wildfires, crop destruction through drought and hail etc. Prime Minister Trudeau promised his government would address this urgent issue. We need to stop subsidizing and expanding oil production, and seriously invest in green energy. In the meantime, yes, put a hefty price on carbon. While this will be unpopular with many, and no doubt will cause some short term pain for all of us, leaders must look beyond their desire to be popular with everyone and do what is right for our country and the world. The future for our children and generations to come depend on action NOW, not just promises.

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Betty Cadre says:
July 30, 2016 12:45pm

It is time to stop building Pipelines, LNG plants, fracking and approving mega projects like the Site C Dam. All of these contribute to destroying our water, air quality, arable land and the Health of Canadians. Promises need to be addressed and acted upon.

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Linda Sigloch says:
July 30, 2016 11:24am

Climate change is the overriding concern of our times. If it isn't addressed NOW all the other world problems will become moot.

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greg melnechuk says:
July 30, 2016 09:14am

It's time to turn off the coal exports. Quit building pipelines for oil exports and refine the oil here.

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