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  1. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Armel Castellan, will provide an update on more significant weather approaching British Columbia.
  2. Ministers Steven Guilbeault and Jonathan Wilkinson’s joint statement on five reports tabled by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  3. The Government of Canada recognizes that urgent action is needed to help the recovery of the Western Chorus Frog, a species at risk listed under the Species at Risk Act. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced that the Government of Canada is issuing an Emergency Order in Longueuil, Quebec, to protect habitat of critical importance to the species.
  4. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for a news conference on potato wart detections in Prince Edward Island and the announcement of additional measures to prevent its spread.
  5. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Armel Castellan, will provide an update on more significant weather approaching British Columbia.
  6. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce more than $1 million in funding to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these six projects in the Gaspé region is $895,761, and the Government of Quebec’s contribution is $383,899.
  7. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that after one year of its launch, the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Onshore Program is making major strides in reducing methane emissions by helping oil and gas companies adopt clean technologies while maintaining jobs in the sector.
  8. The Government of Canada launched the $750-million Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) as a COVID-19 response measure to support oil and gas workers by supporting investments that reduce or eliminate methane and other GHG emissions from oil and gas operations.
  9. On June 24, 2021, Drewlo Holdings Inc. entered into an alternative measures agreement with the Director of Public Prosecutions acting under and on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada, in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada laying a charge under the Fisheries Act.
  10. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will hold a media availability as COP26 comes to a close. He will take questions from media representatives both in person and via Zoom.
  11. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest $10 million over five years towards the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Trust Fund.
  12. Yesterday, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s support for the High Ambition Coalition and more ambitious actions on climate outlined in the COP26 Leaders’ Statement.
  13. Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault in Glasgow for the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to increase Canada’s climate ambition and action and to deliver on key initiatives intended to accelerate the international community’s transition toward a low-carbon future.
  14. Nature is under threat due to climate change, but nature is also our very best ally in the fight against it. The climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Climate change is altering the water cycle, resulting in flooding, droughts, and wildfires. It is driving biodiversity loss at an unprecedented rate, with up to one million species currently at risk of extinction.
  15. Climate change and biodiversity loss are intrinsically connected, which is why a coordinated approach to tackle them both is essential. Nature-based solutions, such as conserving carbon-rich natural areas and restoring wetlands, can help countries tackle both these challenges.
  16. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will make an announcement on nature day at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
  17. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that Canada will invest $500,000 in a new partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to support the transition of remote communities to renewable energy.
  18. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change will hold a joint media call-back with Canadian media from Glasgow, United Kingdom on November 5th.
  19. On November 3, 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada laid three charges against Husky Oil Operations Limited. The charges relate to a major petroleum spill on November 16, 2018, at the White Rose Oil Field in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area, where an estimated 250,000 L of crude oil was released into the environment.
  20. Building on Canadian initiatives announced earlier this week to accelerate the phase-out of coal-fired electricity, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today participated in the Powering the World Past Coal event at COP26 to announce 28 new members, bringing the global Alliance to a total of 165 members, with 50 sign-ups in 2021 alone.
  21. Today, Canada joined other major economies such as the United States and the United Kingdom and 21 other countries in signing the Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition at the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
  22. Media representatives at COP26 are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will announce new Canadian and international members to the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA).
  23. At a press conference with Jochen Flasbarth, Germany’s State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and Minister Wilkinson highlighted the joint Canada-Germany Climate Finance Delivery Plan.
  24. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson and German State SecretaryJochen Flasbarth will hold a press conference to discuss the Climate Finance Delivery Plan (COP26)
  25. Climate change is a global crisis that requires global action to help those most in need. Today at the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, attended the African Adaptation Acceleration Summit where he announced that Canada will contribute $37.5 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), up to $10 million to the Adaptation Fund that will support vulnerable countries against the devastating impacts of climate change, and up to $10 million for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network.
  26. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver formal remarks during COP26 from November 3 to 6 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. A media call-back with Canadian media is scheduled on November 5.
  27. Six years ago, the world came together to sign on to the Paris Agreement. The science says that in order to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach and avert the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to do more, and on a faster timeline. That is why Canada will join over 190 countries in Glasgow for COP26 and why Canada has significantly increased its climate targets and climate actions since the coming into force of the Paris Agreement.
  28. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will hold a media availability to discuss the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which he will be attending in Glasgow from November 1 to November 12, 2021.
  29. Today, the UK COP26 Presidency is publishing the Climate Finance Delivery Plan, to provide clarity on when and how developed countries will meet the $100 billion climate finance goal and how the financing will prospectively proceed until 2025.
  30. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will join Germany’s State Secretary at the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, and COP26 President Designate, the Right Honourable Alok Sharma, for a media availability on the launch of the $100 billion climate finance delivery plan.
  31. On October 4, 2021, EllisDon Construction Services Inc. was sentenced in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Calgary after pleading guilty to one count of violating section 6(a) of the Migratory Birds Regulations pursuant to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA, 1994).
  32. During today’s Global Methane Pledge Ministerial Meeting, co-chaired by the United States and the European Union, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada’s support for the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030.
  33. With less than a month until COP26, Canada joined over 40 countries this week in Milan for Pre-COP—the final formal ministerial meeting to prepare for November’s global summit. Countries from around the world discussed the need and the mechanisms to keep the goal of 1.5°C within reach, fully implement the Paris Agreement, and help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  34. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will hold media availability to discuss the pre-COP26 meeting in Milan, Italy.
  35. Following the confirmed finding of African swine fever (ASF) in the Dominican Republic in July 2021, ASF has since been confirmed in Haiti.
  36. On September 15, 2021, Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) pleaded guilty in Prince Rupert Provincial Court to a charge of violating subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act in relation to the deposit of pesticides in or around waters frequented by fish. The company was fined $2.5 million, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  37. Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Larry on Friday, September 10, 2021. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Bob Robichaud, will discuss the latest information about the storm.
  38. On September 2, 2021, Wilson Arthur Brown, Wilson Pleman Frank Brown, and Carl Arthur Brown, of Summerford, Newfoundland and Labrador, were sentenced to pay a total of $32,000 in penalties for having each committed two offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
  39. From September 13 to 15, 2021, Canada and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will virtually co-host the landmark circular economy event of the year, the World Circular Economy Forum 2021 (WCEF2021). Media representatives are invited to register to learn more about the economic, social, and environmental benefits of the circular economy and to have access to world leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs as they share insights on the circular economy, success stories, challenges, and a proposed path forward.
  40. On August 31, 2021, S L Dried Seafood Co. Ltd. and Wang Cheung, store manager, were sentenced to pay fines of $60,000 and $5,000 respectively after pleading guilty in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice to unlawfully importing protected shark species without a permit from the country of export.