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Kootenay Columbia MP hosts Climate Action Town Hall in Nelson

By Contributor
May 17th, 2016

Member of Parliament for Kootenay Columbia Wayne Stetski is hosting a Town Hall discussion in Nelson on (Wednesday) May 25, seeking views and ideas from area residents on how to address climate change in Canada.  

The Town Hall is set for 6:30-9 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.
Stetski has been approached by local organizations interested in bringing the community together to provide input into the Government of Canada’s nationwide climate action consultation.   
“I have heard very clearly from citizens in the West Kootenay that they are committed to taking action on change and that they want the federal government to take more leadership in this area,” said Stetski. 

“I am very pleased to work with my constituents to facilitate this important conversation and to bring a strong message from the Kootenays back to Ottawa.”  
The town hall will be hosted by Stetski and facilitated by community members. Topics for discussion will include:  

  • Mitigation: How and where to reduce emissions
  • Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs: Ideas for technology and job creation
  • Carbon Pricing: Putting a price on carbon
  • Adaptation and Resilience: Preparing for the impacts of climate change

For those unable to attend in person that would still like to be part of this important conversation Stetski is encouraging them to send their views and ideas to him at or use the government’s online portal at  
“Scientific evidence is clear  that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We need to act collectively and we need strong leadership if we are to address it” said Stetski.

“There is a wealth of passion and knowledge in the Nelson area and we need to share that with the federal government.” 

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