JULY 28, 2017, WINNIPEG – Manitoba business leaders and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, left a wide-ranging, positive conversation on effective action against climate change Wednesday with a focus on the business opportunities of a greener economy.
“Our government knows that the environment and the economy go hand in hand, which is why we have committed to addressing climate change while creating the right conditions to grow the economy and create good middle class jobs,” said Minister McKenna. “It was inspiring to meet so many Winnipeg businesses keen to take advantage of the huge opportunity stemming from climate action. I look forward to working with Chambers of Commerce, with the Manitoba government and with innovative businesses like the ones I met this week to make sure that Canada takes full advantage of the opportunities are being created by a shift towards cleaner forms of energy, innovative technology, and sustainable investment values.”
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has unequivocally stated inaction on climate change is not an option. Loren Remillard, President and CEO of The Winnipeg Chamber, appreciated Minister McKenna’s open and forthright engagement with local business leaders regarding a multi-faceted approach to effective climate change action.
“Local business acknowledges climate change is real. As such, we have a responsibility, as part of a collective effort, to meet head-on the defining challenge of our age,” said Remillard. “The enthusiasm Minister McKenna showed for the actions Manitoba companies have already taken – as well as the unique advantages Manitoba has when it comes to a clean energy grid – was extremely encouraging and provides a solid foundation for industry’s important role in tackling climate change.”
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