By 1310 News, April 24, 2019
The City of Ottawa has officially declared a climate emergency.
It isn't the same as declaring a state of emergency in the city, but the declaration is expected to hold council more accountable when it comes to making decisions which could affect the environment.
Most councillors around the table, including the mayor, supported the motion at Wednesday's council meeting.
Bay ward's Theresa Kavanaugh said this generation has made a mess of the environment, so this will allow city council to make it a better place for future generations.