The IWB committee is delighted to announce that Halifax’s Member of Parliament, Megan Leslie is going to speak at the IWB conference 2015! She will be speaking in the Breakout Session “Climate Research & Public Communication.”
First elected in 2008, Megan Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Halifax. Since being named to the Official Opposition’s Shadow Cabinet as the NDP’s Environment Critic in May 2011, Megan has been pushing for strong action on clean energy and green technology, and a plan to include climate change in a national energy strategy. She has also been active in calling for a comprehensive approach addressing the negative impacts of climate change. In March 2012, Megan was also named Deputy Leader of the NDP.
In previous sessions of Parliament, Megan took on several portfolios including Housing and Homelessness, and Health. Throughout her work in her community and on Parliament Hill, Megan has advocated for anti-poverty initiatives and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) rights.