Environment & Natural Resources

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  1. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Blaine Hyggen, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge; Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of the City of Calgary; Pat Letizia, President and CEO of the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation; and Jeff Mah, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Canmore will make a Community Efficiency Financing announcement in Calgary.
  2. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a smart renewable energy funding announcement at the East Strathmore Solar Project in Wheatland County, Alberta, with Jamie Houssain, Principal, Elemental Energy.
  3. Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, investments of up to $1.4 million and $10 million to support Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority and PurEnergy Inc.’s waste emissions reduction initiatives, respectively.
  4. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to announce initiatives to reduce food loss and waste on behalf of Minister Guilbeault
  5. Ensuring the health and safety of Canadians, protecting our environment and advancing Indigenous reconciliation are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  6. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced over $2.3 million in funding to SWITCH Power Ontario Battery Operations Corporation to deploy vital energy storage infrastructure that will enable Ontario’s energy market transformation. This investment with SWITCH Power brings the total investment to nearly $7.8 million.
  7. The Government of Canada and the United States to host the 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum: Minister Guilbeault to participate
  8. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will participate in a fireside chat at Electric Mobility Canada’s annual Electric Vehicle Conference in Toronto. She will also make an important infrastructure announcement, followed by a media availability on electric vehicles.
  9. Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, was in New York City this week to attend meetings and events during Climate Week in New York on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
  10. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, concluded his participation at the first Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was the Minister’s first trip to the United States since his successful round of meetings in Washington, D.C. in May 2022.
  11. The Strategy, announced today by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, provides a pathway to further reduce methane emissions from across the economy while supporting Canadian technology and creating good-paying jobs. It builds on Canada’s existing progress and commitments, including the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan.
  12. Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of more than $3.9 million over three years in thirty-nine new projects in Ontario through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, part of the Government of Canada’s Freshwater Action Plan.
  13. Statement from the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on Fridays for Future youth climate strikes
  14. Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement at the Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology to increase the college's capacity to achieve renewable energy, a net-zero facility and curriculum goals in Thunder Bay.
  15. Media representatives are advised that Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will announce an investment to protect the Great Lakes alongside local Members of Parliament.
  16. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced that the department is now accepting expressions of interest for up to $40 million in Indigenous-led area-based conservation funding.
  17. Media availability on Hurricane Fiona
  18. Federal support will provide infrastructure to enhance smart grid advancements
  19. Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Fiona on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, will discuss the latest information about the storm that is anticipated to impact Eastern Canada.
  20. Government of Canada announces support for Saint John Energy
  21. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media call-back to conclude his participation at the 77th United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week NYC.
  22. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced that the Government of Canada is providing almost $3 million to Miawpukek First Nation to support their area-based conservation work. This funding will enable Miawpukek First Nation to conduct activities that will help them establish a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area. Once complete, the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area will contribute significantly toward Canada’s goal of protecting 25 percent of land and inland waters by 2025.
  23. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will participate in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum from September 21 to September 23, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  24. Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, participated in the fifth meeting of the Greening Government Initiative (GGI)—an international forum for countries to exchange information, promote innovation and share best practices in support of global efforts to green national government operations and meet Paris Agreement commitments on climate change.
  25. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be in New York City, New York, from September 20 to 22, 2022, during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week NYC.
  26. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will hold a media availability for Canadian media at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, taking place from September 21 to September 23, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  27. Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will participate at MINEx 2022 Labrador and will discuss the future of mining in Labrador.
  28. This afternoon, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault; along with Members of Parliament from across the Atlantic, announced an important step forward.
  29. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement to support the transition to a lower carbon economy.
  30. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, is pleased to announce a $442,600 investment to Student Energy for SevenGen 2022, a gathering dedicated to empower the next generation of energy and environmental leaders accelerating our transition to live in a more sustainable way.
  31. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a $11.5-million investment through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) for the construction of a net-zero energy ready (NZER) RCMP detachment facility in the Municipality of North Cowichan. This includes a $10 million low interest loan and a $1.5 million grant.
  32. Canada announces 12 new projects in British Columbia under EcoAction
  33. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, alongside a number of environmental organizations at John Hendry Park in Vancouver announced over $1 million in funding to support twelve new projects in British Columbia over the next four years under the EcoAction Community Funding Program.
  34. Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, concluded a productive series of meetings at the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers Meeting on August 31. The Parliamentary Secretary reaffirmed Canada’s unwavering commitment to ambitious and sustained action to combat the climate and biodiversity crises through participation in the G20.
  35. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, alongside Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, announced an investment of more than $926,000 over four years to increase biodiversity conservation efforts in the Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region.
  36. Minister Guilbeault to announce new funding for conservation initiatives across Canada
  37. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, alongside Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, Patrick Weiler, will be making a significant announcement regarding biodiversity and conservation in British Columbia.
  38. Ministerial statement on provincial and territorial protection on nature collaboration ahead of COP15
  39. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced nearly $30 million in funding for more than eighty First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Guardians initiatives across the country. These initiatives to address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are taking place from coast to coast to coast, providing benefits for Indigenous communities, the natural environment, and species at risk, including boreal caribou.
  40. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will announce funding for Indigenous Guardians initiatives.
  41. In order to help ensure these efforts are driven by objective data, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) commissioned a study in 2021 to update the federal government’s understanding of Canada’s overall charging infrastructure needs and how these are likely to evolve as the national EV fleet continues to grow. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, released that report, entitled Canada’s public charging needs – Updated projections (the “Report”), conducted by Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors. This Report is an important piece of the puzzle to assess the country’s charging landscape, guide decision-making and inform investment needs.
  42. The Net-Zero Challenge is a voluntary initiative that encourages companies to develop and implement credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050.
  43. Today, during an event at Lafarge Canada’s St-Constant cement plant, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the launch of the Net-Zero Challenge, a new national voluntary initiative for businesses operating in Canada.
  44. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, launched a call for project proposals to support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities across the country.
  45. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an important announcement to help reach Canada’s net-zero emissions by 2050 target.
  46. The caribou is an iconic species for Canadians. It is at the heart of the boreal forest ecosystem and plays an important role in the culture and history of Indigenous Peoples. The Government of Canada is determined to work in collaboration with the provinces, Indigenous Peoples, and all stakeholders to protect and re-establish the caribou.
  47. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, New Brunswick, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of $815,115 for the Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada (SGIN) to support electric utilities across Canada on the decarbonization and expansion of Canada's electricity grid through the Smart Energy Benchmarking Project.
  48. The media are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be available to the media.
  49. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Julie Dabrusin, attended a turtle release at the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault.
  50. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, New Brunswick, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a clean and renewable energy and capacity-building announcement with Greg Robart, CEO, Smart Grid Innovation Network.