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Evening public forum on Great Lakes to be held in Thunder Bay

Monday, November 20th 2006 2:40:41pm

Evening public forum on Great Lakes
to be held in Thunder Bay

Pollution Probe and Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner invite public to attend, provide feedback

Pollution Probe’s Water Programme Director Rick Findlay and Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller will host an evening public forum on the Great Lakes in Windsor on Thursday, December 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Thunder Bay Mayor Lynn Peterson will also be speaking at this event.

WHAT:

Evening forum on the Great Lakes - New Vision for the Great Lakes to be discussed

WHEN:

Thursday, December 7th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

WHERE:

Council Chambers, Thunder Bay City Hall, 500 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, Ontario

WHO:

Rick Findlay, Water Programme Director, Pollution Probe
Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Lynn Peterson, Mayor, Thunder Bay

Attendees are invited to participate in a dialogue about the future of the Great Lakes.  The discussion will be guided and informed by Pollution Probe’s new Vision Statement on the Great Lakes* which has been developed to help reinvigorate restoration and protection efforts.  Members of the public are invited to participate by asking questions and contributing their ideas on how to move the agenda forward. This event is one in a series being held in four cities across Ontario.

For more information, please contact:

Rick Findlay, Director, Water Programme, Pollution Probe, (613) 237-8666, cell: (613) 863-8081, rfindlay@pollutionprobe.org

Dennis Draper, Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, 416-325-0530, dennis.draper@eco.on.ca

*Pollution Probe’s Vision Statement, can be found at http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Reports/greatlakesvision.pdf

Pollution Probe is a Canadian environmental organization that defines environmental problems through research, promotes understanding through education and presses for practical solutions through advocacy. To accomplish this mission, we engage government agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations to help find solutions.

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and is appointed to a five-year term. The Commissioner issues annual reports to the Assembly reviewing the government’s compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights.