Capital Ward and mayor candidates give their pitches for city’s green future

By Drew May, 1310 News, September 28, 2018

Candidates in Ottawa's Capital Ward promised to put environmental issues higher on the agenda in the next term of council and to create more ambitious environmental goals.

“The defining feature now for this coming term must be about climate,” said incumbent candidate David Chernuskenko at a debate on September 22. “Because climate breakdown is very much happening now and only accelerating.”

Chernushenko proposed adding an outline of the net carbon increase or decrease to any report coming before a committee or city council. He said this would ensure councillors know whether what they vote on will increase or decrease the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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