All Candidates Climate Meeting

LAST UPDATE: Thurs May 26 12pm

The Climate Action Team Owen Sound (CATOS), member of the Grey Bruce Climate Action Network (GBCAN) and The Sustainability Project will host an All Candidates Meeting on Climate Change and the Future of our Region.

NOTE: This event was held May 26th at 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Harmony Centre, located at 890 4th Ave. E. in Owen Sound

Please watch online at the link below if you are unable to travel, or are feeling unwell.

The Event will be streamed on Rogers Cable, Live on Rogers TV Channel 53. It will also air on: May 28 at 9 pm, May 30 at 5pm.

The event will also be streamed live on The Sustainability Project's Youtube channel here

Moderators Odette Bartnicki, former municipal councilor, co-founder of Saugeen Shores Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Bruce County resident and Dr. Sonja Ostertag, toxicologist, ecosystem health researcher and climate advocate from Owen Sound, will explore Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound (BGOS) riding's local candidates’ thinking and commitment to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and policies for the Province of Ontario and their hopes for our local communities as the threat of increasing warming continues to mount.

Confirmed candidates, in alphabetical order by last name:

  • Rick Byers - Progressive Conservatives
  • Suzanne Coles - Ontario
  • Vince Grimaldi, New Blue
  • Karen Gventer - NDP
  • Selwyn Hicks - Liberal
  • Reima Kaikkonen, Independent
  • Joel Loughead - None of The Above
  • Danielle Valiquette - Green
  • Joseph Westover, Populist Ontario

Organizers from local Climate Action Teams believe that mitigating and adapting to climate change is an overarching "lens" through which all community issues should be viewed.

As well as the moderated discussion, there will be thirty minutes for moderators to take questions from the floor.

Everyone is welcome, although please do not show up if you feel unwell or have flu-like symptoms.

IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL, we strongly encourage you to view the event LIVE on Rogers' Website here, LIVE on Rogers TV Channel 53 or LIVE on The Sustainability Project's Youtube Channel, all beginning at 7pm EST:

View Live on Youtube: or cut and paste this link into your browser:

Donations to cover the costs will be welcome, and in accordance with Public Health we recommend wearing masks.

Joachim Ostertag
Chair, CATOS

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