Media Advisory

FOR DISTRIBUTION ON May 3rd, 2019

MONTREAL (May 3rd, 2019)  – A diverse cross-section of civil society endorsers will hold a press conference in three cities across Canada on Monday, May 6th, in Montreal, Toronto, and  Vancouver, to announce the launch of pan-canadian The Pact for a Green New Deal.

The press conference in Toronto starts at 10 AM EST and in Vancouver at 1:30 PM EST.

In Montreal, the panel includes

  • Carole Brazeau, Anishinabe (Algonquin), Human rights protector and former Environment and Sustainable Development Coordinator at Quebec Native Women Inc. 
  • Will Prosper, film producer, journalist and civil rights activist.
  • Damon Matthews, professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Department of Geography.
  • Dr Eric Notebaert, Regroupement québécois des professionnels en santé pour l’environnement.
  • Jamie Latvaitis – Cospokesperson of La planète s’invite à l’Université and Climate Strike Canada.
  • Dominic Champagne, instigator of Le Pacte pour la Transition and playwright.

Members of the press are invited to attend

DATE: Monday, May 6

TIME: 10:00 AM EST

VENUE: Pavillon des Sciences biologiques (SB), 141 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3X8, (UQAM) (Métro Place-des-Arts: Exit UQAM)

Members of the press outside Montreal are invited to join the livestream of the press conference (and add their questions in the comments’ section):

https://www.facebook.com/laplanetealuniversite/

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For questions about the press conference and/or to book interviews with the panelists, please contact:

In Montreal

Loujain Kurdi, Communications Officer – Greenpeace Canada in support of The Pact for a Green New Deal coalition, media@greennewdealcanada.ca , 514-577-6657.

Visit the website (up and running on May 6th)

In Toronto and in Vancouver, please contact:

Heather Badenoch,  media@greennewdealcanada.ca,  613-859-8232.