MPP Thompson to Join Climate Discussion at COP21
Queen’s Park– MPP Thompson has been invited by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change to join the Canadian delegation at the Climate Summit in Paris, and to participate in the conversation on climate change.
As part of the COP21 discussions, the issue of Cap-and-Trade will be forefront on Thompson’s agenda.
“The government is determined to introduce a Cap and Trade program in 2017, and given this government’s past blunders, I worry their Cap-and-Trade scheme may end up like eHealth, Ornge or their botched Green Energy Plan,” said Thompson. “If we are going to do this, we need to get it right. I want to learn from other jurisdictions what worked, and what had to be fixed when the European Cap-and-Trade process failed the first time”.
This year’s conference is anticipated to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.
“Climate and environment issues affect us all, whether we live here in Ontario, in China or the United Kingdom. It is imperative that we all take part in the discussion,” said Thompson. “I plan to observe the conference proceedings and monitor the tone and position the Ontario government sets on the world stage”.
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