I do believe, under the leadership of Erin O’Toole, that the Conservative Party will take meaningful steps towards addressing our policy on the environment. My office is positioned to provide a voice to those discussions. Our riding holds diverse opinions on this topic and many from across our region have called on my office with urgency. The role of Member of Parliament is to be a voice for all Kootenay-Columbians, as such I recently tasked a senior member of my staff to work with Citizens Climate Lobby, to create a working group that would bring together climate conversations from across the riding into a central group, whose purpose will be to coordinate message and approach. I look forward to meeting with this group every other month for regular updates and to hear more about how we can bring this voice to government.