Toronto, ON – On Tuesday March 28, the Clean Economy Alliance (CEA), a multi-sector coalition of over 100 organizations, will host a breakfast reception at Queen’s Park to celebrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of climate action in Ontario.

Representatives from the CEA and Members of Provincial Parliament will meet for an informal discussion on how both the province and the CEA are working to reduce provincial carbon emissions, build resilient economies and communities, and support a low-carbon future with new markets and opportunities for Ontario-based businesses and organizations in the global clean economy.

The reception is sponsored by the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Featured speakers will include: Trish Nixon, Director of Investments, CoPower; Dan O’Hara, General Manager, CRH; Carole Madeley, Director, Respiratory Health Programs, Lung Association.

WHAT: Clean Economy Alliance reception: Leaders of Ontario’s Low-Carbon Economy

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reception: 7:45 am to 9:30 am

Remarks: 7:45 am to 8:30 am

WHERE: Queen’s Park legislative building, dining room

About The CLEAN ECONOMY ALLIANCE (CEA): The CEA is a group of over 100 organizations representing a broad cross-section of Ontarians that united in 2015 to urge Ontario to show 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. For a full list of Clean Economy Alliance members, please visit www.cleaneconomyalliance.ca.

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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