By Kimberly Molina, CBC News Ottawa, December 12, 2017
A consortium of environmental groups across Ottawa is making an 11th hour plea to Mayor Jim Watson to increase funding for climate change initiatives in the budget.
A group of nine people tried to deliver a letter requesting at least $1.5 million be added to the 2018 budget, but as they approached the mayor's office hoping to meet with Jim Watson, the group was instead greeted by security.
'The community's not a threat. Climate change is.' - Robb Barnes, executive director of Ecology OttawaNo one immediately answered the door to the mayor's office despite repeated attempts.
"The community's not a threat. Climate change is and it's a shame [the mayor] won't meet with community representatives who want to talk about climate change," said Robb Barnes, executive director of Ecology Ottawa.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/security-confronts-environmental-group-delivering-letter-mayor-watson-1.4444584