In the past year, Ontario has experienced a slew of regressive policies aiming to overturn decades of environmental protections put in place by previous governments of all political stripes. The list is staggering: the cancellation of the climate act and cap-and-trade, the legal challenge to carbon pricing, Bill 66, a gutting of the Endangered Species Act, changes to the Environmental Assessment Act, Growth Plan, and more on the way.
On Saturday June 8, 2019, join us as we gather Ontario’s environmental community to launch a coordinated response to this attack on our environment and our province.
When: Saturday June 8, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University - Bricker Ave, Waterloo ON N2L 3B4
Parking: FREE on campus on weekends
How Much: Tickets are $40
Our day will kick off with a panel featuring special guests Dianne Saxe, the former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Mayor Rob Burton of Oakville, Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence. They will discuss the changing political environment in Ontario, and what that means for the environmental movement.
The panel will be followed by a series of sessions aimed at identifying best practices and areas for collaboration, and building a strategy for tying all the work that we do together in one movement. Below you will find the agenda, and if you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org