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June 19, 2002
Media Advisory: Bringing solutions to Smog Summit 2002
  
Representatives from the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario and the
Government of Canada, together with the four regions and 14 municipalities in
the Greater Toronto Area, will report on progress made since last year's Smog
Summit, announce new initiatives for government action to reduce smog, and sign
the Toronto 2002 Inter-Governmental Declaration on Clean Air.

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 8:55 to 11:15 a.m.
Location: CN Tower, Horizons Café

A Citizens' Declaration on Clean Air and a call-to-action will also be
presented to government officials by a panel representing the community, youth,
business, education and health fields.

8:55 - 9:10 City of Toronto Councillors Brad Duguid (Ward 38 Scarborough
Centre) and
Jack Layton (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) - Master of Ceremonies
Jim Schultz, President, Enbridge Consumers Gas; Gordon Chong, Chair, GO Transit
and Vice Chair of the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel

9:15 Helene G. Margolis, Epidemiologist, University of California (co-author
of study linking smog to children's asthma)

9:20 Smog Citizens' Panel Address

9:30 - 10:10 Representatives from the Cities of Brampton, Burlington, Oshawa,
Pickering; Towns of Ajax, Caledon, Halton Hills, Markham, Newmarket, Oakville,
Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville; and Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and
York

10:15 - 10:45
Minister Chris Stockwell, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Karen Redman, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre) and Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of the Environment
Alan Tonks, GTA Caucus Chair, Federal Ministry of Transportation

11 - 11:15 Interview opportunities

Smog Summit 2002, bringing together government, citizens and businesses, is
sponsored by the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario's Ministry of the
Environment and Energy, the Government of Canada, Enbridge Consumers Gas,
Toronto Hydro, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, the Clean Air Partnership and the
GTA Clean Air Council. See http://www.smogsummit.org


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