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The Great Lakes: An Agenda for the Next Decade

Monday, November 20th 2006 2:43:56pm

The Great Lakes: An Agenda for the Next Decade

A Series of Evening Public Forums on the Future of the Great Lakes

Pollution Probe and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario are hosting a series of evening public forums to discuss the future of the Great Lakes.

Join us to hear from The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, who will provide brief comments on Great Lakes issues, and Pollution Probe’s Water Programme Director, Rick Findlay who will discuss what a new vision for the Great Lakes could look like.  

These presentations will be followed by an opportunity for members of the public in attendance to ask questions and input their comments and ideas on the future of the Great Lakes.

These events are taking place in four centres across Ontario:

KINGSTON
November 28th
6:00pm-8:00pm
Memorial Hall, City Hall
216 Ontario Street, Kingston

WINDSOR
November 30th
6:00pm-8:00pm
The 400 City Hall Square East Building
400 City Hall Square East, Windsor

HAMILTON
December 5th
6:00pm-8:00pm
Council Chambers, Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West, Hamilton

THUNDER BAY
December 7th
6:00pm-8:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall
500 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay


The forum is free and registration is unnecessary.

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.