(No. 194 - June 18, 2010 - 3:45 p.m. ET) The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), today unveiled the Government of Canada’s plan to green the G-8 and G-20 summits.
“Canada, as always, will lead by example,” said Minister of State Kent. “With the eyes of the world watching, we will demonstrate how leading-edge technologies can reduce carbon emissions and enhance the quality of the environment.”
The government’s plan has six components:
“The G-8 and G-20 summits will provide Canada with an unparalleled opportunity to showcase our country’s strengths against the backdrop of the majestic beauty of the Muskoka region and the cosmopolitan dynamism of Toronto,” said Minister of State Kent. “Through our six-point plan, our government is demonstrating environmental leadership today and ensuring a legacy of a greener tomorrow.”
Canada will host the G-8 Summit on June 25 and 26 in the Muskoka region. The G-20 Summit will take place in Toronto on June 26 and 27.
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For further information, media representatives may contact:
Senior Communications Adviser
Office of the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)
Muskoka 2010 G-8 Summit media inquiries: 1-877-328-9968 (Canada and the United States); 416-607-2369 (all other locations)
G-20 Toronto Summit media inquiries: 1-877-661-2353 (Canada and the United States); 416-607-2370 (all other locations)