Media Advisory: Citizens daring parliament to dream big

Media Advisory: Citizens daring parliament to dream big

Media Advisory: Citizens daring parliament to dream big

Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia to gather in Ottawa for annual climate conference and lobbying days
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Media Contact: Mary Blake Rose, (226)-236-3637,

Who: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada (CCL), and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

What: Volunteers from all over Canada will meet in Ottawa to attend an educational conference, lobby their MPs, and build a giant dreamcatcher on Parliament Hill. The dreamcatcher will be built in collaboration with Indigenous Artist Will Morin.

The conference will feature the following speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Catherine McKenna (former Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Infrastructure)
  • Senator Rosa Galvez
  • Dr. Chris Ragan (Director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University)
  • Dr. David Robinson (Economist, former professor at Laurentian University)
  • Leah Temper, PhD (Economic and Health Policy Program Director, CAPE)
  • Dr. Sehjal Bhargava (Public Health and Preventative Medicine and Family Medicine Resident, University of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Ross Astoria (Leading expert in global warming policy and governance)

Volunteer advocates will be engaging their MPs in conversation about how Canada can achieve our greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets equitably and affordably. Specific discussion topics will include combatting disinformation on climate change, aligning our financial sector with the realities of climate change, and getting on track to meet our targets by strengthening, protecting, and fine-tuning existing climate policies.

When: Sunday, June 2 to Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Where: Lord Elgin Hotel (100 Elgin Street, Ottawa) and Parliament Hill
Conference—Sunday, June 2, 1pm–6pm and Monday, June 3, 12pm–6:30pm, Lord Elgin Hotel=
Lobbying—June 3 and 4, Parliamentary Buildings
Giant Dreamcatcher—June 4, 7:45am–9am, Westlawn Parliament Hill with Indigenous artist Will Morin.

Why: We are in a climate emergency. The federal government has taken steps to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, but to meet our Paris Agreement targets, we need to do more.

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