TORONTO, ON – Tomorrow, the Clean Economy Alliance – a group of 100 organizations representing a broad cross-section of Ontarians – will host Who’s Winning the Climate Fight? The event will feature a lively discussion with climate change experts from British Columbia, California and Quebec about the next steps for a sustainable economy and environment in Ontario. This conversation comes at an especially urgent time, as the province prepares to launch a cap-and-trade program and roll out its ambitious climate action plan.

Speakers will share lessons learned from leading successful climate action initiatives in their jurisdictions, including savvy opposition of misinformation campaigns and the key elements needed to gain public support for change, so Ontarians can build on these successes and work together towards a sustainable future.

The event panellists are: Tzeporah Berman, Canadian environmental activist and writer (British Columbia), Deborah Moore, Western States Senior Campaign Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists (California) and Steven Guilbeault, co-founder and Senior Director of Équiterre (Quebec).

WHAT: Who’s Winning the Climate Fight? What Ontario can learn from British Columbia, California and Quebec

WHEN: Wednesday November 2, 2016

WHERE: Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. (McCaul St. Entrance)

Panel discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. Ticketed reception with panellists to follow at 7:30 p.m.

COST: Panel Discussion, free. Reception with panellists, $20.

Register at: http://cleaneconomyalliance.ca/ClimateFight

About The CLEAN ECONOMY ALLIANCE (CEA): The CEA is a group of 100 organizations representing a broad cross-section of Ontarians that was formed in 2015 to support Ontario’s leadership in addressing the crucial issue of climate change. The CEA includes prominent Ontario businesses, industry associations, labour unions, farmers’ groups, health advocates, and environmental organizations. The Alliance supports the Ontario government’s commitments to develop and implement a climate change strategy and cap-and-trade program. Its members recognize that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will bring many benefits, including cleaner air, improved public health, and more jobs and business opportunities in the 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