Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski

Stetski hosting climate action meeting in Nelson

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski will host a town hall discussion in Nelson on Wednesday, May 25.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski will host a town hall discussion in Nelson on Wednesday, May 25, seeking views and ideas from area residents on how to address climate change in Canada.

Stetski has been approached by local organizations interested in bringing the community together to provide input into the government of Canada’s nationwide climate action consultation.

“I have heard very clearly from citizens in the West Kootenay that they are committed to taking action on change and that they want the federal government to take more leadership in this area, said Stetski. “I am very pleased to work with my constituents to facilitate this important conversation and to bring a strong message from the Kootenays back to Ottawa.”

The town hall will be hosted by Stetski and facilitated by community members. Topics for discussion will include: how and where to reduce emissions, clean technology, innovation and jobs, ideas for technology and job creation, putting a price on carbon, adaptation and resilience, and preparing for the impacts of climate change .

Stetski encourages those unable to attend in person who would still like to be part of this conversation to send their views and ideas to him at wayne.stetski@parl.gc.ca or use the government’s online portal at bit.ly/CanadaClimate.

“Scientific evidence is clear that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We need to act collectively and we need strong leadership if we are to address it” said Stetski. “There is a wealth of passion and knowledge in the Nelson area and we need to share that with the federal government.”

The meeting is at the Prestige Lakeside Resort from 6:30 to 9 p.m.