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April 30: MP Town Hall – Getting Canada to a ‘net zero carbon’ economy

Posted on April 26, 2016 | No Comments

Please join MP Joyce Murray on April 30 for an MP Town Hall on Getting Canada to a ‘net zero carbon’ economy

 

Canadians expect a pragmatic and effective Canadian plan to reduce carbon emissions and do our part to avoid the climate impacts we are beginning to see here (Mountain Pine Bark Beetle) and in vulnerable regions like the Arctic and Middle East.

 

On April 22nd Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to New York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change committing Canada to achieve emission reductions of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

 

Our government committed to lead in limiting global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Canada will have to take decisive steps to transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. This is both an enormous challenge, and an exciting potential for renewed economic vibrancy and new jobs.

 

Come join MP Joyce Murray and our four expert panellists, to explore some of the innovative pathways to getting there!

 

Panelists:

Jeremy Moorhouse – Clean Energy Canada.  Jeremy works to advance our electricity, transportation, and carbon objectives within BC.

George Hoburg – Political scientist and Forestry Professor UBC, with an interest in environmental and natural resource policy.

Sally Aitken – Professor of Forestry and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics at UBC.

Graham Whitmarsh – former Head of BC Climate Action Secretariat, Graham was at the forefront of the broad range of climate policy adopted by the BC government, including the implementation of carbon neutral government operations.

 

Details:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Registration 1:00 pm

Town Hall: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Ryerson United Church, Memorial Hall (2195 45th Ave at Yew)

Light refreshments will be provided

 

Please RSVP: joyce.murray.c1c@parl.gc.ca or call 604-664-9220

 

 

 

Happy Passover

Posted on April 22, 2016 | No Comments

MP Breakfast with Eleanor Boyle – April 1st 2016

Posted on April 18, 2016 | No Comments

With a friendly apology to any attendees who mistakenly took veggie sausages at the buffet, Eleanor listed powerful steps we can take to improve food systems, including eating less meat. Additionally, we can buy more locally grown foods, minimize food waste, and in some cases pay more for food that is produced ecologically. Eleanor outlined some of the exciting conversations occurring in Canada and globally, as societies consider National Food Policies (NFPs) that take into account not only the business of agriculture but environmental, health and social objectives. She listed three reasons NFPs are difficult for governments, which need to (a) break down silos and work across ministries; (b) juggle radically-competing priorities; and (c) struggle with the complex problem of poverty that is at the root of food insecurity. Eleanor outlined optimistic trends that are improving food-system access, health, and sustainability — including a shift in food banks away from being traditional charities and toward fostering co-operative self-help; and rising consumer awareness to support local farmers, eat food with fewer chemicals and pesticides, waste less food, and think widely about these issues – as the Canadian government is doing in its quest to develop a National Food Policy. References and resources at eleanorboyle@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Statement about Constable Sarah Beckett

Posted on April 13, 2016 | No Comments

April 12th, 2016 – Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Constable Sarah Beckett of the West Shore detachment of the RCMP, who was killed […]

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Jericho Lands, a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Posted on April 5, 2016 | No Comments

Jericho Lands is perhaps the most significant urban development site in Canada. As you drive west on 4th toward UBC, these lands stretch from Highbury to […]

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Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class

Posted on March 23, 2016

A NEW APPROACH In electing a new government, millions of Canadians signalled their desire for change. Our government was elected, in part, because we took that […]

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April 1, 2016 MP Breakfast Connections “What’s on your table – for a National Food Policy?”‎

Posted on March 17, 2016

Please join MP Joyce Murray at her Friday, April 1, 2016 MP Breakfast Connections with special guest Eleanor Boyle: “What’s on your table – for a […]

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The Prime Minister’s state visit sparks national and international media attention.

Posted on March 11, 2016

“Great to see the positive impact of our progressive policies and Prime Minister, in strengthening Canada-USA cooperation!” Joyce In Their Own Words: “Would that the battle […]

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Government of Canada seeks projects that empower women

Posted on March 8, 2016

“On the occasion of International Women’s Day, when we celebrate past successes and highlight remaining barriers to the full equality of men and women, I am […]

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GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo

Posted on March 7, 2016

    Ms. Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, inspired, empowered, and connected is what happens when leaders come together to share winning strategies to ignite innovation […]

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Vancouver Office:
206-2112 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2C8
Tel: (604) 664-9220
Fax: (604) 664-9221
Email: joyce.murray.c1@parl.gc.ca

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Room 450, Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Tel: (613) 992-2430
Fax: (613) 995-0770

Email: joyce.murray@parl.gc.ca

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