Committee passes green budget despite resource concerns

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, November 21, 2017

The mayor’s 2018 draft budget took another trip through the ringer Tuesday, with members of the environment and climate protection committee questioning whether or not the city has the resources to make a meaningful effort to combat climate change.

The committee took a hard look at the numbers in the budget, hearing from a number of delegates who had a simple message: there’s not enough money in the budget.

But at the end of the day, the committee passed the draft budget without a single substantial alteration.

Coun. David Chernushenko, chair of the environment committee, said that a lack of spending on climate change is not the result of a lack of support, but perhaps a lack of seriousness.

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