Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Mayor Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from Climate Change Pact

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Mayor Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from Climate Change Pact

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Coderre denounces Trump's climate 'nonsense'

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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has described U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement as "nonsense."

In his opening address to a gathering of world mayors Tuesday, Coderre criticized Trump's move to distance the country from the landmark climate agreement.

But he added the decision only furthers the resolve of local politicians to fight climate change.

"I'd like to thank President Trump because of his nonsense," Coderre said. "Because in Canada, in Quebec, in Montreal, we believe we should build bridges, not walls, and we will make sure in our own declaration that the mayors of the world will take our responsibility.

"And if there are some people who don't want it, we'll make it happen and, trust me, the mayors will be able to deliver the accord of Paris. …

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