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Group Meets With Aitchison To Discuss Climate Action

Posted: 2019-11-29 09:51:19 By: hbr

Residents concerned about the urgent need for action on the climate crisis presented a petition to newly-elected Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Scott Aitchison on Tuesday.  

The petition, signed by over 500 Parry Sound-Muskoka constituents, calls for him to work with other parties to begin an immediate transition off fossil fuels. It calls for a Green New Deal, which basically means decarbonization of the economy.  The petition was originally directed to all the federal candidates in Parry Sound-Muskoka.

The group had a very productive conversation with Aitchison about climate action and ways that the federal level of government can collaborate and support municipalities in the transition off fossil fuels. 

Aitchison expressed his interest in climate action and the need to strengthen federal action on this front.