Media Advisory: Elizabeth May participates in ‘One Million Climate Jobs’ Forum at COP21

Media Advisory: Elizabeth May participates in ‘One Million Climate Jobs’ Forum at COP21

(OTTAWA) December 3, 2015- Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich - Gulf Islands), will participate in the ‘One Million Climate Jobs’ Forum, co-hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)Climate Action Network (CAN-RAC), and the Green Economy Network at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) on Thursday, December 3.

The forum will focus on how to fight climate change and create one million jobs by transitioning to a clean economy. The job creation plan will centre on four main priorities: clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and green buildings, public transit, and higher speed rail transport.

Participants:

  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada

  • Grand Chief Edward John, Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation, B.C.

  • Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Province of Ontario

  • Raymond Louie, Acting Mayor, City of Vancouver and President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • Dr. Louise Comeau, Climate Action Network Canada

  • Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress

  • Tony Clarke, Green Economy Network Canada

  • Jerry Dias, President, Unifor

  • Charles Fleury, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE

  • Mark Rowlinson, United Steelworkers

Event Details:

When:Thursday, December 3, 2015

  • 11:15 a.m. (EST)/5:15pm in Paris

Where: Espace “Générations Climat", Salle (room) 6, Parc des  Expositions, 93350 Le Bourget, France.

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For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Julian Morelli
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada
cell: (613) 614 4916
office: (613) 562 4916 (224)
julian.morelli@greenparty.ca