Why won’t Andrew Scheer attend a climate forum in his own riding?

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) will speak at a Climate Forum at the Treaty Four Governance Centre in Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan, on March 13. And she’s wondering why the local MP, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, has turned down an invitation to attend.

“Mr. Scheer would certainly benefit from hearing his constituents’ concerns about the climate crisis,” said Ms. May. “He might even be moved to reveal his party’s long-awaited plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or at least offer an indication that he believes the climate threat is real.”

Ms. May, currently on the western leg of her cross-Canada Community Matters Tour, said: “Canadians recognize the very real threats to their communities and livelihoods posed by climate change, and they’re worried. At every town hall meeting on my tour, people tell me they want to see immediate action taken on this issue. Mr. Scheer needs to listen to these people and recognize the climate emergency threatens the future for all our children.”

The Climate Forum, organized by the Qu’Appelle Valley Environmental Association, takes place March 13, from 7 – 9pm at the Treaty Four Governance Centre, 740 Sious Ave. S, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. For more information on the Climate Forum: http://qvea.ca