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Rota to represent Canada at G7 conference

Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota will represent Canada at this year’s virtual G7 Speakers meeting.

Rota, who is also the Speaker of the House of Commons will take part in the annual

meeting of the Speakers of the G7 nations and the European Union on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The theme of this year’s conference “Addressing the Climate Crisis with Economic and Environmental Justice for All” and will focus on “the need for strong international action to combat the disparities in health and financial security that have been highlighted by the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to both Rota’s and the US Press Office.

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“I am pleased to be participating in the Virtual G7 Speakers’ Meeting and addressing this most

timely topic,” said Rota in his statement. “As the world deals with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to face the ongoing challenges of climate change and of racial and economic inequality.”

At the conference, Rota plans to speak about “Working Together: Harnessing International

Climate Cooperation to Address Racial and Economic Inequality.”

The conference will also have representatives from France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

In addition to presentations from diplomats, the conference will also feature notable figures like Dr. Madeleine Albright, Dr. Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, and Bono.

Open portions of the meeting will be live-streamed on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Twitter and Facebook accounts starting at 7 a.m. ET.

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