MacGregor hosting virtual town hall on green COVID economic recovery

“Making the right investment decisions now to ensure a visionary carbon-conscious recovery…”

MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) will be hosting a virtual public town hall, Canada’s Post-COVID Recovery: Building Climate Resilience and an Inclusive Economy, to highlight the NDP’s priorities heading into the Sept. 23 Speech from the Throne.

The virtual town hall will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m,. and participants can find instructions on how to participate through MacGregor’s website; it will also be streamed live on MacGregor’s Facebook page. MacGregor is encouraging all interested constituents to attend and participate.

“Making the right investment decisions now to ensure a visionary carbon-conscious recovery can place Canada as a global leader in clean technology development and export, and achieve a prosperous, low carbon future for all Canadians,” said MacGregor. “Now is the time for the federal government to show leadership and lead Canadians on a new path towards a more resilient future that builds a fairer and more equitable economy.”

An expert panel will be participating in the town hall, including NDP MP and Critic for Infrastructure and Communities Taylor Bachrach, representatives from Cowichan Tribes, local government, the Cowichan Green Community, and the Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society.

“The Liberals keep talking about an eco-conscious recovery, but they’ve given billions to the fossil fuel industry and missed every single climate target they’ve set,” stated MacGregor. “I’m excited to meet with my constituents to hear what they have to say on this issue and ensure their voices are heard in Ottawa.”

MacGregor and Bachrach will be paying close attention to the priorities set out by the Liberal Government in the upcoming Throne Speech and will be seeking assurance that these critical areas will be addressed.

During the town hall, constituents are encouraged share feedback and questions for the town hall panelists.

Constituent’s can also email questions in advance to Alistair.macgregor.c1d@parl.gc.ca. All emailed questions must to be sent no later than 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21.

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