Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna speaks to reporters in the foyer on Parliament Hill after being sworn in earlier in the day, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
PARIS — Canada’s new environment minister is in Paris today taking part in talks with counterparts from a host of countries to lay the groundwork for this month’s global climate change summit.
Catherine McKenna and her fellow ministers are spending the next three days looking for common ground on key issues in advance of the summit that begins Nov. 30.
She’ll also have a number of one-on-one meetings, including with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Le brouillard. #Paris #COP21 pic.twitter.com/ksMMSpCCBZ
— Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) November 8, 2015
McKenna says Canada is determined to deliver real results on climate change.
Some 80 leaders will be gathering in the French capital to try to reach a binding agreement on reducing greenhouse gases.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to be joined there by most of the premiers and at least some of the opposition party leaders.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor-General David Johnston with the new cabinet
FRONT ROW, from left to right: Ralph Goodale, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Stephane Dion, Chrystia Freeland, Justin Trudeau, David Johnston, John McCallum, Judy Foote, Lawrence MacAulay, Carolyn Bennett, Kent Hehr
MIDDLE ROW, from left to right: Scott Brison, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Navdeep Bains, Diane Lebouthillier, Jean-Yves Duclos, MaryAnn Mihaychuk, Marc Garneau, Catherine McKenna, Bill Morneau, Mélanie Joly, Dominic LeBlanc, Jane Philpott
BACK ROW, from left to right: Carla Qualtrough, Jim Carr, Kirsty Duncan, Amarjeet Sohi, Bardish Chagger, Hunter Tootoo, Patty Hajdu, Harjit S. Sajjan, Maryam Monsef
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