It’s no secret that the people of the Bay of Quinte Riding are opinionated when it comes to the environment and constituents certainly let their voices be heard at a town hall meeting last night.
Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis hosted the event in Wellington, focused on the environment and climate change, to gather public opinion for an upcoming parliamentary report.
The biggest sentiment shared by the group of about 60 people and which was echoed by county resident Rod Holloway, is that the government needs to do more to show people that climate change is actually happening.
Some speakers also suggested replacing the National Energy Board, creating a campaign to stop energy waste and completely replacing gas-fueled cars, while others stressed the importance of conserving Canada’s forests, waterways and wildlife, and not repeating mistakes made at the provincial level.
Ellis tells Quinte News it was important to get feedback from constituents on climate change, especially since it’s an issue we deal with every day.
Ellis says he’ll continue to accept ideas via email, or letters dropped off at his office, for the next few weeks and will put it all together in a report.
You can call 613-969-3300, or email written submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday August 19.