2018 Task Force on the Just Transition for Canadian Coal-Power Workers & Communities

Task Force Meeting on the Just Transition

for Canadian Coal-Power Workers & Communities

June 27, 2018

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Shannon Studio

6:30pm-8:00pm

No Charge to Attend / Pre-Registration Not Required

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To address climate change, Canada and other countries have put forward commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and transition to a low-carbon economy. One of the measures the Government of Canada is implementing to reduce pollution is the phasing out of traditional coal-fired electricity generation by 2030.

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In April 2018, the Government of Canada launched a Task Force on Just Transition for Canadian Coal-Power Workers and Communities. A “just transition” is an approach to economic and environmental policy that aims to minimize the impact on workers and communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This approach includes involving workers and their communities in decisions that will affect their livelihoods, identifying and supporting economic opportunities for the future, and helping workers and communities to succeed and benefit from the transition.

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The Task Force will be travelling to Port Hawkesbury on Wednesday, June 27. This is a general invitation to coal power workers and other community members to meet with the Just Transition Task Force.

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The meeting will be held in the Shannon Studio at the Civic Centre (606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury) from 6:30 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 27.

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The Task Force looks forward to hearing perspectives from workers and the community. If you would like to get in touch with the Just Transition Task Force Secretariat, or provide a written submission to the Task Force, please contact: ec.rae-ier.ec@canada.ca.