Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cities Initiative Gets Responses To Great Lakes Questionnaire

Apr 27: The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLC) released the results of a questionnaire on the Future of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence which it sent to Canadian political parties before the May 2nd elections. According to a release, four of five of Canada's political leaders pledged to take concrete action to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, the largest source of fresh water in the world. Denis Lapointe, GLSLC chairman and mayor of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Qu├ębec said, "We are very pleased with the results of our Election 2011 questionnaire. The political commitments made towards the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence show true leadership in protecting this priceless environmental and economic resource".
    The Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada, the Green Party of Canada and the Bloc Quebecois responded to a questionnaire prepared by GLSLC, a bi-national coalition of mayors representing over thirteen million people, concerned with the protection, restoration and promotion of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin. No response was received from the Conservative Party of Canada.
    Access links to the release, the questionnaire, the responses and a summary of responses (click here).

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