TORONTO, ON – On Monday April 18, the Clean Economy Alliance, a multi-sector coalition of over 90 organizations, will host a lunchtime reception at Queen’s Park to celebrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of climate action in Ontario.

Representatives from the Alliance and Members of Provincial Parliament will meet for an informal discussion about the province’s efforts to address the crucial issue of climate change, including the cap-and-trade system and Ontario’s Climate Action Plan.

The reception is sponsored by the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Featured speakers will include Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence, and Katha Fortier, Ontario Regional Director, Unifor.

WHAT: Clean Economy Alliance reception: Celebrating Climate Leadership in Ontario

WHEN: Monday April 18, 2016

Reception: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Remarks 12:15 pm to 12:25 pm

WHERE: Queen’s Park legislative building, Committee Room 228/230

About the CLEAN ECONOMY ALLIANCE (www.cleaneconomyalliance.ca): The CLEAN ECONOMY ALLIANCE brings together prominent businesses, industry associations, labour unions, farmers, health advocates and environmental organizations that are united in support of Ontario’s commitment to climate action. Reducing global warming pollution is the right thing to do for the environment and the economy, and will bring the province and its residents many benefits, including cleaner air, improved public health, more jobs, and new markets and business opportunities in the global clean economy.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Allen Braude, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 247; 416-356-2587 (cell); abraude@environmentaldefence.ca