By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, April 24, 2019
Ottawa city council has declared climate change an emergency, joining other Canadian municipalities in making the declaration.
Council members who voted for the declaration, including the mayor, say it's no empty gesture. Wednesday's vote dedicates $250,000 from the city's annual Hydro Ottawa dividend to speed up studies aimed at moving the city to renewable energy and meeting greenhouse gas emission targets.
It's the young people who are inheriting the problems that we're all responsible for creating.- Coun . Jenna Suddshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/city-of-ottawa-declares-climate-emergency-1.5109378