Letters to the Editor August 10, 2016

Lots of ideas from Climate Change Town Hall meet

Editor:

Approximately 150 people attended the Aug. 5 Climate Change Town Hall meeting in Duncan, including One Cowichan, the People’s Climate Plan and the Cowichan Climate Change collaboration.

Local residents shared their ideas and solutions for tackling climate change, and their thoughts will be compiled into a report to bring to Ottawa.

I was pleased to hear so many suggestions for mitigating climate change. The time to act is now and I am hopeful that the federal government will adopt many of the solutions that were proposed.

Among the many valuable suggestions:

• Reinstate the protections in the Navigable Waters Protection Act, which the Conservatives gutted in 2012;

• Respect First Nations rights and title;

• No new fossil fuel extraction infrastructure, instead transition workers to a green economy and move to 100 per cent renewable energy.

I believe that many of the solutions proposed at the town hall can and should be implemented. There just needs to be a willingness from the federal government to create a long term plan for significant and sustainable change.

As your Member of Parliament, I will be sure to pressure the government to adopt a plan for dealing with climate change that is practical, comprehensive and fair.

If you have suggestions or ideas for the federal government’s climate change plan, but were not able to attend the town hall, you can still send them to alistair.macgregor.c1a@parl.gc.ca for inclusion in the report.

Alistair MacGregor, MPCowichan-Malahat-Langford

Thanks to CVRD for the Elliott Beach ramp

Editor:

I am a disabled person, who enjoys swimming at Elliott Beach.

The ramp that the CVRD recently built is an excellent addition. Both ends are easily accessed, the taper is fine and the railing is well positioned.

Thanks to the CVRD and the other people who worked hard to get this ramp. You have my everlasting gratitude.

Larry JohnstonLadysmith & Victoria

 

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