Hundreds showed up Wednesday night to a town hall meeting in Winnipeg hosted by Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.
McKenna has been touring the country for community level consultations on a climate strategy, but she is also in Winnipeg for the upcoming Liberal Convention.
Canada’s position on tackling global warming was the major talking point as oil pipelines continue to get approved by The National Energy Board despite our government’s commitment to the Paris Accord for Climate Change.
The room in the basement of Canad Inns Fort Garry was packed and some of those who attended were forced to the floor to write out their concerns.
The federal regulator did impose over 150 conditions when it approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last week. It would move heavy oil from Alberta to the West Coast.
The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition was out in full force with their message of immediate government action on climate change.
The group has been holding training session for participates so they can be better prepared to speak to McKenna. The group even arranged for a bus to charter from the University of Winnipeg to the town hall.