National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

October 04, 2010 12:04 ET

Notice of News Conference and Reception Featuring New Governor General

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGC) will hold a joint news conference Oct. 5th to unveil a new collaborative project on the impacts of climate change on Canada.

The news conference will introduce new work produced by the NRTEE on the physical effects of a warming globe on Canada, as well as a collaborative educational program and specially dedicated issues of Canadian Geographic and Géographica.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will also attend an invitation-only reception later that evening, where he will make a short address as part of his first official public appearance since being installed on Oct. 1st. Environment Minister Jim Prentice will also speak at the event.

The two organizations will also host a panel discussion that afternoon on how Canada can adapt to the effects of climate change. Media are welcome to attend.

News Conference

In Attendance:

NRTEE Chair Robert Page, NRTEE President and CEO David McLaughlin. 
RCGS President Gisèle Jacob, Canadian Geographic and Géographica Publisher André Préfontaine.

9:30 a.m.

National Press Theatre

150 Wellington Street

Panel Discussion

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

4th Floor

The Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod Street

(i)Reception

In Attendance: the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; Environment Minister Jim Prentice and other guests

Public portion of reception begins at 5 p.m., speeches at 5:30 p.m.

3rd floor Salon

The Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod Street

(i)Media are welcome to cover the public portion of the event, which will include remarks by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Minister Prentice and others. Public portion of the event will end with the conclusion of the speeches.

Contact Information

  • National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
    Brian Laghi
    Director of Communications and Public Affairs
    613-943-2054
    613-882-8134 c