FREDERICTON (GNB) – The select committee on climate change, an all-party committee of the legislative assembly, has finalized its schedule for public hearings.

In June, the committee invited the public and interested stakeholders to advise the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly if they wanted to make a presentation to the committee.

“We were overwhelmed with the response and look forward to beginning the next phase of the public consultation process,” said committee chair Andrew Harvey.

Public hearings will take place on the following dates and locations:

  • Aug. 26 – Perth-Andover, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 44 Legion St.
  • Aug. 29 – Atholville, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alma Hall, 256 Notre-Dame St.
  • Aug. 29 – Shippagan, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Centre des congrès de la Péninsule acadienne, 106A de l’Aquarium St.
  • Aug. 30 – Moncton, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Delta Beausejour, 750 Main St.
  • Aug. 31 – Sackville, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Motyer-Fancy Theatre, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, 152 Main St.
  • Sept. 1 – Fredericton, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., legislative assembly, 706 Queen St.
  • Sept. 2 – Fredericton, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., legislative assembly, 706 Queen St.
  • Sept. 6 – Saint John, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Delta Brunswick, 39 King St.
  • Sept. 7 – Saint John, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Delta Brunswick, 39 King St.
  • Sept. 8 – Fredericton, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., legislative assembly, 706 Queen St.
  • Sept. 9 – Fredericton, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., legislative assembly, 706 Queen St.

The committee is also accepting written briefs from anyone not already scheduled to appear before the committee. They should be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by Aug. 19. They may be submitted online or by email at leg-consultations@gnb.ca.

To help develop ideas, the committee is asking those interested in the issues surrounding climate change to refer to the discussion guide Building a Stronger New Brunswick Response to Climate Change. The discussion guide presents background information on climate change in a New Brunswick context, discusses potential actions that could be taken, and asks important questions that everyone should consider.