Michael Chong has collaborated across party lines to tackle climate change issues for years. He has been involved in the All-Party Climate Caucus since 2011, was a vocal, public supporter of the Kyoto Protocol against the Conservative Party of Canada’s official position, and has worked steadily to move the dial on environmental issues within his party. He has also worked hard to secure funding for scientific and environmental research (Grand River Habitat Enhancement Project, Great Lakes climate change research at the University of Guelph), and for increased public transit. He was part of the Rouge Park Alliance for six years, working to secure the highest level of environmental protection for a natural area near human development. In 2017, he ran in the CPC leadership race as the only candidate with a strong environmental platform.