Climate change ranked as second most important election issue
I think the choice is very clear. The economy is the Number One issue.- Conservative leader, Stephen Harper, speaking with CBC Radios The House earlier this month
When Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that the economy is the number one issue in this election, he's echoed by the other party leaders, by pundits and, according to pollsters...by most voters too.
There's been an awful lot of talk about the economy on the campaign trail this season. And not much talk about what voters consider their number two priority...the environment, and climate change.
We are trying to change that today, with our panel of candidates from all the major parties.
- Colin Carrieis the Conservative candidate for Oshawa, Ontario.
- Megan Leslieis the NDP candidate for Halifax.
- Chrystia Freeland is the Liberal candidate for the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale.
- Claire Martin is the Green Party candidate for North Vancouver.
Add your thoughts to this discussion. How important is the environment and climate change for you in this election?
This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino and Karin Marley.