Remarks for the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change at the Toronto Region Board of Trade

Friday, November 25, 2016

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I would like to begin by acknowledging that the land we are on is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (HO-Dehn-Oh-show-knee), the M├ętis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Indigenous peoples are the first stewards of our water, air, and land, and we must work in partnership to protect our environment.

Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome. It’s great to be back. The Board of Trade is a longtime pillar of the Canadian business community and a cornerstone to the success of this great city.

Our world has come a long way since the Board of Trade was created in the 1850s, on the dusty streets of Toronto.

First of all, we live, on …
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