Candidates talk environmental concerns, climate change crisis at Brockville Aquatarium

By Paulina Hrebacka, InsideOttawaValley, October 11, 2019 Sunfish, Fallfish, Walleye and other colourful species made a lively background at the Sept. 30 federal debate, as candidates discussed the effects of climate change on water resources, wildlife species and other environmental issues at the Brockville Aquatarium. It was standing room only at the crowded event, moderated by Bruce Wylie (104.9 JR FM) and Ron Zajac (Brockville Recorder & Times).

“We are seeing the effects of climate change, and the scientific consensus is that we have little more than a decade to turn things around,” said Wylie. “We see extreme weather events across the country, including wildfires, flooding, draughts, causing anxiety and worry, given their enormous financial and environmental impact.”

The first question asked the candidates to explain their parties’ action plans to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) pollution, as Canadians produce the most of all G20 industrialized nations with an average of over 20 tonnes per person.

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