Press Release Date: April 22, 2008
Statement by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Official Opposition, on Earth Day
Each year, on April 22, Canadians join the international community in marking Earth Day.
Originally established to raise environmental awareness, today Earth Day is celebrated in more than 180 countries by more than 500 million people who seek to renew their commitment to our planet, to engage their leaders in cleaning up our environment and to address serious issues such as climate change.
On this Earth Day, I encourage all Canadians to partake in environmental activities, such as tree-planting or community clean-up events. Let us also reflect on how we can continue our commitment to our natural environment all year long. Small changes in our every day habits – whether switching to energy-efficient light bulbs or using public transit more often – can make a big difference to the future of our planet.
Together, we can create a cleaner and greener Canada from coast to coast for generations to come.
Office of the Leader of the Opposition
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