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Pre-election event: Climate change policy

February 19, 2019 Print

Ottawa – Members of the media are invited to join the second in a series of Policy Options events on key issues that could — or should — be part of the debate in the 2019 federal election.

The second event in this breakfast series, held in partnership with the Max Bell School of Public Policy, will focus on climate change policy. How Canada will meet its Paris Agreement climate-change commitments, while adapting to weather-related changes already affecting the nation, is shaping up to be a major issue in the next federal election. Some provinces have balked at embracing carbon pricing, part of Trudeau’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, while other voices argue the Framework simply doesn’t go far enough. Where should the policy conversation go next, given the state of the current public and political debate? Are there some policy solutions that have not been adequately explored or some that have been overhyped?


  • Nancy Olewiler, Director of the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University
  • David McLaughlin, Director of Climate Change at the International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Céline Bak, Founder and President of Analytica Advisors

Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor-in-Chief of Policy Options, will moderate the discussion.

What: Policy Options Pre-election Breakfast Series: Climate Change Policy

When: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., February 25, 2019

Where: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa, Ontario

Places are limited. Please register in advance.

Contact:    Shirley Cardenas    tel. 514-594-6877

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Media Contact

Shirley Cardenas
Communications Coordinator
Tel. 514-594-6877 •