Environment & Natural Resources

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  1. Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that an Environmental Response exercise will be conducted on the St. Clair River, near Walpole Island, Ontario, on May 17, 2022.
  2. OTTAWA — The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will appear virtually before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
  3. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched a public consultation to develop Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy, a whole-of-society blueprint for coordinated action across the country, ensuring communities and Canadians are prepared for the impacts of climate change.
  4. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a smart renewable energy announcement with Robb Apold, CEO of Natural Forces; Chief Ross Perley of Tobique First Nation; and Ryan Mitchell, President and CEO of Saint John Energy.
  5. The Government of Canada to hold a technical briefing and press conference on the next steps for Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy
  6. On World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the smallest hummingbirds to the majestic sandhill crane. Migratory bird species play an essential role in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems in our communities and planet. Birds are the chorus to nature’s biodiversity and they enrich the lives of Canadians.
  7. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting a sustainable, humane and well-regulated seal harvest that supports Canada’s Indigenous, rural and coastal communities. The harvesting of white coats is illegal in Canada and has been since 1987.
  8. Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fisheries and Oceans Canada will facilitate an availability with Glenn Blackwood, Co-Chair of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team, for media interested in the release of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.
  9. Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce the plan for moving forward upon receipt of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.
  10. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver remarks at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C., alongside Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy.
  11. Canada’s high quality, sustainable fish and seafood products are known worldwide. Canada along with the provinces and territories are expanding markets, building on our country’s strong international brand and growing trade opportunities.
  12. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $1-million investment to the Community Energy Association to help support the installation of up to 90 EV chargers across British Columbia’s Kootenay region.
  13. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a $2.8-million investment for SaskPower from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support its Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program, which this week is launching its application window for the year. SaskPower is also contributing over $1.0 million to support this project, which will provide energy efficiency home retrofits in participating First Nations communities.
  14. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will announce a new project and highlight the expansion of the Low Carbon Economy Fund.
  15. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a more than $899,000 investment in Broadstreet Properties Ltd. to install 188 Level 2 EV chargers at various multi-unit residential buildings across Canada.
  16. On April 29, 2022, Husky Oil Operations Limited was fined $600,000 in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan for contravening subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  17. Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of up to $17.5 million from the federal Low Carbon Economy Fund and $28.5 million from the Government of Quebec to support Ciment Québec under the EcoPerformance program.
  18. The Government of Canada is committed to regenerating Canada’s fish stocks so they can continue to provide Canadians with food, income, and employment opportunities for generations to come. Under Canada’s Fisheries Act, modernized in 2019, the Government of Canada has taken steps to promote healthier marine ecosystems and more sustainable fish stocks across the country.
  19. First Batch of 30 Major Stocks Prescribed to the Fish Stocks Provisions
  20. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, along with Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair of the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee, will make an announcement to support deep energy retrofits for buildings in Toronto.
  21. Reducing food waste in Canada can help save consumers money, improve food security, support efficiency in the agriculture and food sector, and significantly cut our pollution.
  22. Government of Canada’s statement on reports tabled by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  23. Today, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson; the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal; and the Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, announced $300 million toward capacity-building initiatives that communities can now apply for on the Clean Energy in Indigenous, Rural and Remote Communities website, and applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis.
  24. On April 14, 2022, at the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Government of Nunavut was ordered to pay $100,000 after pleading guilty to one offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), in violation of subsection 2.1(1) of the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund to support projects that benefit the natural environment.
  25. As stewards of the land, Canadian farmers are on the front lines of climate change and among the first to feel its effects. As we celebrate Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, are announcing an investment of over $6.4 million for six projects, under the AgriScience Program, to help tackle climate change and create sustainability in Canada’s agriculture sector.
  26. Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, announced an investment of over $6.4 million towards six projects, under the AgriScience Program, to help tackle climate change and create sustainability in Canada’s agriculture sector.
  27. Vancouver, BC – The regeneration of wild Pacific salmon populations is fundamental to rebuilding a healthy ocean ecosystem. Wild Pacific salmon are also vitally important for food and cultural purposes, of many Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. This is why protecting wild salmon stocks and their habitat is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
  28. The governments of Canada and Ontario have reached an agreement to support the conservation and recovery of boreal caribou in Ontario.
  29. Canadians have been clear about what they want: clean air and good jobs, a healthy environment and a strong economy. The Government of Canada is investing in community-led renewable energy projects that support energy independence and economic development while lowering GHG emissions. Today, the District of Sicamous broke ground on its Community Bio-Heat Project, which will help produce renewable energy within the municipality. The Government of Canada is providing $875,000 for Phase 2 of this project through Natural Resources Canada's Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program. The Government of British Columbia is providing $175,000 and the District of Sicamous is contributing $176,000.
  30. Statement by Minister Guilbeault on Earth Day 2022
  31. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver public remarks at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention and the Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton, Alberta.
  32. Today, on Earth Day, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, alongside Paula Fletcher, Councillor for Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, celebrated progress made to restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern, with the support of $202,998 in funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative.
  33. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Paula Fletcher, Toronto-Danforth Councillor, will host a press conference followed by a photo opportunity about fish and wildlife habitat restoration in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern.
  34. Vancouver, British Columbia – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be joined by Fin Donnelly, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Government of British Columbia, to make an announcement regarding investments for salmon research and habitat restoration projects under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.
  35. The Great Lakes are critically important to Canadians, to our environment, and to our economy. Through Budget 2022: A plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada is making strategic investments to protect our freshwater fishery resources, the economies, and people who rely upon them.
  36. Today, Member of Parliament for Halifax, Andy Fillmore, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced $554,745 in funding for three new projects to directly address water-quality issues in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Wolastoq/Saint John River watersheds. The funding comes from the Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives, which aim to improve the health, productivity, and sustainability of priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.
  37. Today, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Jenica Atwin, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced $440,000 in funding for three new projects to directly address water-quality issues in the Wolastoq/Saint John River watershed.
  38. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, PEI along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, Prince Edward Island will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
  39. Port Colborne, Ontario – Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, will be joined by Canadian Commissioner of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Jim McKane to make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  40. Minister Mendicino to speak about how Budget 2022 will Ensure Clean Air and a Strong Economy in Richmond and across B.C.
  41. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today issued a statement following Canada’s submission to the United Nations of its 2022 National Inventory Report on GHG Emissions.
  42. Joint Statement by Environment and Climate Change Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States–Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  43. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, highlighted the Government’s plan to invest $547.5 million over four years to launch a new purchase incentive program for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles to help businesses upgrade their fleets.
  44. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will highlight funding under Budget 2022 to support good jobs and a clean and strong economy.
  45. On April 11, 2022, CaNickel Mining Limited was ordered to pay $200,000 after pleading guilty in the Provincial Court of Manitoba to two offences, which are violations of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations made pursuant to the Fisheries Act. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  46. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, highlighted important new tax relief measures in Budget 2022 that will help small and medium-sized businesses throughout the province and the entire country to grow and re-invest in their own success.
  47. Media technical briefing regarding upcoming severe weather in southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan
  48. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will highlight funding under Budget 2022 to support measures that will help small- and medium-sized businesses throughout the country.
  49. Today in Brampton, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $445,000 investment in the Regional Municipality of Peel to install 80 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the region. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, all chargers will be available to Ontarians by the end of this year. The total cost of the Peel Climate Change Partnership project is more than $1.3 million.
  50. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Tory Rushton, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, jointly announced their intention to facilitate the transition to a clean economy and create sustainable jobs by refreshing and expanding the mandate of the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore energy regime. Both governments also committed to further collaborate on establishing a competitive, world-class offshore renewables sector, positioning Nova Scotia to become a world leader in offshore wind and clean hydrogen production.