Youth invited to help solve environmental issues

Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Barrie-Innisfil speaks at the launch of the New Youth Environment Council with Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks David Piccini in Barrie on Wed., July 21, 2021. (Courtesy: Andrea Khanjin, MPP of Barrie-Innisfil) Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Barrie-Innisfil speaks at the launch of the New Youth Environment Council with Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks David Piccini in Barrie on Wed., July 21, 2021. (Courtesy: Andrea Khanjin, MPP of Barrie-Innisfil)

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