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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT WHITEWASHES CLIMATE CHANGE TOWN HALL REPORT

March 18, 2015: The Ontario government's "Public Summary" at https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/climate-change-consultation#summarySection about the town hall held in Ottawa concerning their Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015 totally omitted reference to public disagreement with their science. A sample of that disagreement appears in the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdwW_qoYuRI.

Here is the yet unanswered letter to the Ministry of Environment representative who led the hearing:

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Subject: Ontario government report on Ottawa town hall meeting omits dissent
Date: 2015-03-18 14:24
From: Tom Harris - ICSC This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Karen Clark
Director - Air Policy and Climate Change Branch
Ministry of the Environment
Integrated Environmental Policy Division
77 Wellesley Street West
10th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5

Dear Ms. Clark,

I note that your staff have just uploaded the "Public Summary" for the Ottawa town hall meeting on the government's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015 under the heading:

"Thanks for your ideas, Ontario!
"Here’s what people across the province are saying about taking action on climate change:"

I also note that there is no reference at all to the approximately 10 minutes of input of those of us who disagreed with the science content of your context presentation and gave input which led to the angry response from activists at the meeting.

Why is this important part of the meeting not reported on in the Public Summary?

Given that the Ottawa "Public Summary" has been sanitized in this way, how can the public trust the government to accurately reflect the public input given in other town hall meetings across Ontario?

Sincerely,

--
Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech.)
Executive Director,
International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)
P.O. Box 23013
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 4E2
Canada

www.climatescienceinternational.org
613-728-9200

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