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Students grill Carr on environmental policies

Jim Carr, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, meets with the Kelvin High School Environmental Action Committee to discuss Canada's climate and environmental policy Friday morning.

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Jim Carr, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, meets with the Kelvin High School Environmental Action Committee to discuss Canada's climate and environmental policy Friday morning.

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The first meeting between a Canadian prime minister and provincial premiers in seven years last December was over the environment, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told students at Kelvin High School on Friday.

That should give students an idea of how high a priority the new federal government puts on conservation, Carr said.

Carr was invited to field students' questions from the Kelvin Environmental Action Committee.

The Kelvin students didn't pussyfoot around. The very first question actually contained half a dozen questions, asking Carr to state the Liberal government's policy on "arctic and offshore drilling, reducing emissions, clean energy, preventing climate change, carbon taxation, and emission reduction targets."

By the end of the 35-minute grilling, the students applauded Carr, and he applauded them back. "I'm impressed with the research you've done," and by "how articulate" the questions were, Carr told the audience of about 50 students.

He was peppered by a three-person panel comprised of Elijah Dietrich, Julia Miles, and Sila Rogan, all 16 years of age and Grade 11 students at Kelvin.

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