Toronto, ON – The debate about whether Canada has to choose a healthy environment or a strong economy will take center stage during ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’s Annual Gala on February 18th.
As many commentators and government leaders are saying Canadians must pick one side over the other, Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist of CIBC, and Tzeporah Berman, one of Canada’s most well-known environmentalists, will go head to head in a discussion about Canada’s clean economic future.
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Gala
WHERE: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East, Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday, February 18th
TIME: Speeches start at 6:45 p.m.
WHO: Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist of CIBC, and Tzeporah Berman, a leading Canadian environmentalist will participate in a Green vs. Greenbacks debate. Don Ferguson from Royal Canadian Air Farce will emcee the event and Canadian musical icon Jim Cuddy will also perform.
WHAT: ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’S Annual Gala is a fundraising event that brings together some of Canada’s most prominent environmentalists and supports Environmental Defence’s work to protect sources of drinking water and local food, reduce Canadians’ exposure to toxic chemicals, and promote a clean economy. This year’s Gala celebrates ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’s 30 years of leading environmental change in Canada.
*Seats are available on a first come, first served basis
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jen Mayville, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 228; 905-330-0172 (cell) jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca