Three Ottawa election debates focus on environment

By Jason White, 1310 News, October 3, 2019

Three candidates' debates in Ottawa will focus on the environment, which organizers say has been historically undervalued in election cycles.

While the debates in Kanata-Carleton, Orléans and Ottawa Centre will focus on the environment, organizers say that topic actually covers a lot of ground.

"There are definitely connections between the environment and so many other issues," said Robb Barnes, executive director, Ecology Ottawa. "So we might end up talking about the connection between climate action at the city level and social housing, for example, or about congestion and easing our commutes while tackling emissions from vehicles."

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