Media Advisory/Interview Opportunities: Environmental Defence spokespeople available to comment tomorrow on the 2019 federal budget 

Ottawa, Ont. – The federal budget to be tabled Tuesday, March 19th will signal the government’s environmental priorities until the next federal election. This budget will determine the priority being given to programs and policies related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste, increasing freshwater protection, and keeping commitments on better management of toxic chemicals, including pesticides.

WHAT: Interview opportunities on the 2019 federal budget

WHEN: Tuesday March 19, 2019

WHERE: Ottawa and Toronto

WHO: In Ottawa – Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager

In Toronto –

Keith Brooks, Program Director

Kelsey Scarfone, Water Program Manager

Muhannad Malas, Toxics Program Manager

Vito Buonsante, Plastics Program Manager

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 media requests, please contact:

Barbara Hayes, Environmental Defence; 613-255-5724; bhayes@environmentaldefence.ca