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June 7, 2001
Media Advisory: Smog Summit 2001
  
Members of the media are invited to attend the second annual Toronto Smog
Summit.

Date: June 11
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: City Hall Council Chamber

On Monday, all three orders of governments will sign the new Toronto 2001
Inter-governmental Declaration on Clean Air, outlining new commitments to
reduce air pollution in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. Elected
officials, including federal and provincial ministers and the City of Toronto
will report on progress made since last year's Smog Summit.

The focus of Smog Summit 2001 is the connection between climate change, smog
and human health, and, sustainable solutions to transportation and energy use
in our cities. This year's summit has expanded to include a Best Practices
Exchange, from June 17 to 20, with participants from cities around the world
sharing their successful initiatives to reduce smog and greenhouse gas
emissions. The participants will share their outstanding local initiatives at a
public session of the Smog Summit on
June 21.

Smog Summit Agenda

10:30 a.m.
Welcome by Jack Layton, Councillor, City of Toronto
Kirsten Manley-Casimir, National Beach Volleyball Team, Clean Air Champion
Case Ootes, Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto
Erin Shapero, Councillor, Town of Markham
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Federal Minister of Natural Resources and
minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
Diane Humeniuk, Regional Councillor, Town of Newmarket
Nancy Diamond, Mayor, City of Oshawa
Bill Fisch, Chair, Regional Municipality of York
Emil Kolb, Chair, Regional Municipality of Peel

11:30 a.m.
The Honourable Elizabeth Witmer, Ontario Minister of the Environment
The Honourable David Anderson, Federal Minister of the Environment
The Honourable David Collenette, Federal Minister of Transport

12:15 p.m.
Media interviews in the Members Lounge

Smog Summit 2001 is organized by the Clean Air Partnership and hosted by the
City of Toronto and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. Enbridge Consumers Gas, the
Government of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Toronto Hydro
Energy Services proudly sponsor Smog Summit 2001.


Media Contact
Access Toronto
416-338-0338

 

 

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