2011 Federal Election Statement by Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence:
With the Conservatives’ win last night, we look forward to renewed support for the Chemicals Management Plan and further progress on protecting Canadians from the risks of dangerous chemicals in every day items. We also welcome the New Democratic Party as the Official Opposition. There is important work to be done in the next four years in limiting the damage in the tar sands, creating clean energy jobs, advancing protections against toxins in consumer products, and caring for Canada’s land, air and water. Scientists tell us that we also have a narrow window of time to change course on Canada’s growing global warming pollution.
Environmental Defence is committed to working with officials of all political stripes to help make progress.
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For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact: Stephanie Kohls, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232; (647) 280-9521 (cell)