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Media Release: Ottawa-Vanier candidates debate science and the environment today alongside over 110 coordinated debates.

Media Release: Ottawa-Vanier candidates debate science and the environment today alongside over 110 coordinated debates.

Ottawa (October 3rd, 2019) - Over 110 candidates debates are taking place across Canada today with candidates in Ottawa-Vanier participating in a debate on science and the environment as part of the coordinated 100 Debates on the Environment initiative. 

“The government we elect in October will set the agenda for the next four years and we have a very small window to take bold action and prevent the worst of the climate crisis.” said Emma Bugg, Communications and Engagement Coordinator with Evidence for Democracy. “By holding coordinated debates on the environment across the country, we hope to send the message to our decision-makers that Canadians care about climate and want to see evidence-based climate action.”  

Today, federal candidates in Ottawa-Vanier will participate in a debate on science and the environment organized by Evidence for Democracy, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, New Edinburgh Community Association Environment Committee, Overbrook Community Association, Lowertown Community Association, Lindenlea Community Association, Vanier Community Association, and Action Sandy Hill.

The debate will be moderated by Shahad Khalladi, a policy analyst in the office of the Chief Science Advisor, and Kayla Holmes, a Masters student in Journalism at Carleton University. 

The Ottawa-Vanier candidates for the Liberal, NDP, Green, Communist, and People’s Party will be participating. The Conservative candidate was also invited. 

The debate will take place from 7-9pm at 400 McArthur Avenue. 

Media Contacts: 

English: 

Emma Bugg
Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Evidence for Democracy
Email: emma@evidencefordemocracy.ca
Phone: 1-306-220-3293

French: 

Lauren Touchant
Email: lktouchan@gmail.com 
Phone: 438-824-1650

 

Emma Bugg

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Emma Bugg graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of International Studies. The same year, she completed social and environmental justice leadership training through the Next Up leadership program. Emma has served as a Board Member for SaskOutdoors, an organization promoting outdoor education, and has worked as an Associate Editor for the University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal. She has worked on various energy conservation and waste management public-education campaigns throughout Saskatchewan. In 2017, she moved to Ottawa and joined Evidence for Democracy as a Research Assistant, she is now their Communications and Engagement Coordinator.