Doer, Prentice meet on climate change
Manitoba Premier Gary Doer has met with federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice to discuss the national climate change action plan in advance of its official tabling in Parliament this fall.
Doer said he was happy to have a chance to discuss the national climate change draft with Prentice prior to its release. He is the first premier to be consulted on the plan as Prentice travels the country meeting with provincial officials to discuss targets for reducing emissions.
Prentice, Doer, and Quebec Premier Jean Charest are to travel to Copenhagen in December for the United Nations international conference on climate change.
Prentice said much of the talk as the pair met Tuesday focused on energy, and in the case of Manitoba, hydroelectric power.
He said Canada will have tabled its plan in the fall, well before the UN meeting.