OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada warmly congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne for her leadership in saving the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
“While this level of rescue for world-renowned science should never have been necessary, Greens thank Premier Wynne and IISD for stepping up,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.
Ms. May served on the board of the IISD for nine years prior to entering politics.
“IISD, a think tank, is not necessarily the right organization to take on this mandate. However, keeping the ELA open and functioning, and in a public and transparent context, was paramount,” said May.
“The refusal of the Harper Conservatives to re-think their anti-environmental agenda remains disturbing,” said May.
Communications Coordinator, Green Party of Canada