Manitoba first to sign right to healthy environment declaration

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Published on: October 28, 2015

Province of Manitoba / News Release / 16 October 2015

Blue-Dot-LogoThe Manitoba government will invest $400,000 over the next two years in the new Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Premier Greg Selinger announced today, adding that Manitoba also becomes the first Canadian province to sign the Blue Dot Declaration put forward by the David Suzuki Foundation, which demonstrates the province’s commitment to a healthy environment for all Manitobans.

“Manitobans and their families have seen the effects of climate change first-hand, and the financial and emotional impacts severe weather events can have on our communities,” said Premier Selinger. “By investing in this centre, it is clear that our government views the environment and the effects of climate change as some of our highest priorities. By becoming the first province to sign the Blue Dot Declaration, we are committing to introduce legislation to provide all Manitobans with a healthy environment, we are ensuring sustainable prosperity for future generations.”

[ See also: Manitoba commits to environmental bill of rights ]