Stéphane Dion, Liberal Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, former Minister of the Environment & former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Craig Scott, Democratic Reform Critic of the Official Opposition will speak about how electoral reform can help get action on climate change.
Stéphane Dion is the Liberal Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, former Minister of the Environment & former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. As Minister of the Environment, he contributed to the rescue of the Kyoto Protocol while chairing the UN Conference on Climate Change held in Montreal in 2005. Mr. Dion is currently the MP for Saint-Laurent-Cartierville and sits on the External Advisory Board of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.
Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada and is the MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. A former Senior Policy Advisor to the federal Minister of the Environment and Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada, Elizabeth May has served on the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development and as Vice-Chair of the National Round Table on Environment and Economy and is currently a Commissioner of the Earth Charter International Council.
Craig Scott is the NDP MP for Toronto-Danforth. As the Official Opposition Critic for Democratic and Parliamentary Reform, he has launched a national tour to promote the NDP vision of Proportional Representation at the federal level. A former Professor of Law, Mr. Scott pioneered a course on the global environment, and in the run-up to the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, he contributed to a discussion document on the mechanisms for the transfer of technology to combat climate change.
Moderator: Adam Vaughan, Councillor, Ward 20 (Trinity-Spadina); he serves as a member of the Toronto East York Community Council, Planning and Growth Management Committee and as a board member for the Preservation Board, the AGO, Harbourfront Centre.
Fair Vote Toronto; Cooperate for Canada - Kitchener - Waterloo; Catch 22 Campaign; The Older Women's Network; Unlock Democracy; Why Should I Care; Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change; Leadnow; Toronto Chapter, Council of Canadians; Toronto Climate Action Network; Reclaim Our Democratic Canada; Greenspiration