Saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan, environmental groups fear - 2019-08-19

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F182.png Saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan, environmental groups fear August 19, 2019, Canadian Press, CBC News

A pre-election chill has descended over some environment charities after Elections Canada warned them that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity.

An Elections Canada official warned groups in a training session earlier this summer that because Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada, has expressed doubts about the legitimacy of climate change, any group that promotes it as real or an emergency could be considered partisan, said Tim Gray, executive director of the advocacy group Environmental Defence.

But a statement yesterday from Elections Canada said the warning focuses on "activities or ads that specifically identify a candidate or party," or broader "issue ads" launched during the election period.

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{{cite news | title = Saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan, environmental groups fear | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/environment-groups-warned-climate-change-real-partisan-1.5251763 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CBC News | date = August 19, 2019 | accessdate = August 19, 2019 }}