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  1. Minister Wilkinson to Make Transportation Infrastructure Announcement to Support Critical Minerals Development
  2. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will make an announcement on Quebec's role as an international leader in carbon pricing and the transition towards a clean economy.
  3. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be in London, Ontario, to announce the Canada Carbon Rebate payments.
  4. On July 10, 2024, Environment and Climate Change Canada Enforcement laid 5 charges against Teck Coal Limited for contraventions of subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act
  5. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, visited Université de Montréal's l'Extension centre to announce federal funding of nearly $750,000 for Clinique Mauve.
  6. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a health announcement, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health Canada.
  7. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will tour a facility and make a funding announcement to support battery supply chains. Media representatives are welcome to join the facility tour.
  8. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a new investment of $1 million from the Energy Innovation Program’s Clean Fuels and Industrial Fuel Switching initiative to Ekona Power Inc. This funding will support Ekona in advancing its methane pyrolysis solution for clean hydrogen production from natural gas. Building on the success of a prior program to develop and test Ekona’s xCaliber™ reactor, which was previously supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through its Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada Program, this project will support further development of the reactor and expand Ekona’s Burnaby test facility.
  9. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the first results generated, using its pilot rapid extreme weather event attribution system.
  10. On July 4, 2024, at the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts courthouse, Les Entreprises Énia Lafontaine was ordered by the Court of Québec to pay a fine of $12,500.
  11. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will tour a facility and make a funding announcement to support clean hydrogen research and development. A media scrum will follow.
  12. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada will hold a media availability to release recent results generated by its new Rapid Extreme Weather Event Attribution system.
  13. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada will hold a media availability to answer questions on the current severe hot weather conditions forecasted in Western Canada this week
  14. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, announced the creation of a new priority place for species at risk, the Limestone Landscapes of the Great Northern Peninsula Priority Place in Newfoundland and Labrador
  15. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, launched a consultation to solicit feedback on the development of a roadmap to address plastic waste and pollution from the textile and apparel sector.
  16. Following a thorough environmental assessment based on science and Indigenous Knowledge, the Government of British Columbia approved the Tilbury Marine Jetty Project on March 27, 2024. Today, the Government of Canada issued its final environmental assessment decision allowing the project to proceed.
  17. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement in Calgary, Alberta.
  18. For almost 50 years, the Canadian Coast Guard has bestowed the title of Honorary Chief Commissioner to the Governor General of Canada. During today’s ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, was officially welcomed as Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
  19. Decarbonizing the production of critical minerals and metals is essential to achieving Canada's climate goals. Canada is the fourth-largest producer of primary aluminum in the world.
  20. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the publication of the proposed Regulations Respecting the Reduction in the Release of Methane (Waste Sector).
  21. Manitoba’s Merit-Based Program funds projects aimed at the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, including transitions from the combustion of fossil fuels to renewable energy within the province
  22. Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, was joined by the Honourable Tracy Schmidt, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Manitoba to announce up to $10.9 million to support a first round of 32 projects that have been approved for funding under Manitoba’s Merit-Based Program
  23. Today, federal, provincial, and territorial ministers and representatives responsible for conservation, wildlife, and biodiversity, met in Ottawa to renew their commitment toward enhancing nature conservation and sustainable use of nature in Canada
  24. List of 22 Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk projects 2024–2025
  25. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced up to $6 million in funding over the next three years through the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk to support 49 conservation projects across Canada
  26. List of 27 Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk projects 2023–2024
  27. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will deliver a keynote speech at the Great Lakes Sustainable Growth Forum
  28. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will meet with federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) ministers and national Indigenous organizations on June 25 and 26 to discuss collaboration on conservation, wildlife, and biodiversity.
  29. Media representatives are advised that Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement for renewable energy in Manitoba
  30. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, will make an announcement on sustainable communities in Waterloo. A media availability will follow.
  31. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, welcomed the Royal Assent of Bill C-226 – An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Assess, Prevent and Address Environmental Racism and to Advance Environmental Justice, which was introduced by Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands, British Columbia.
  32. Bill C-50, the Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act, received Royal Assent. This legislation will foster the creation of sustainable jobs, support industries and communities in every region across Canada, and help the workforce gain the necessary skills, training and tools to fill these new job opportunities. This is a historic step toward ensuring that Canadian workers are at the centre of Canada's Sustainable Jobs Actions Plans, as global investment flows toward low-carbon economic opportunities in Canadian industries.
  33. Today, during Pollinator Week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the Government of Canada is investing up to more than $623,000 in a variety of projects that aim to improve Monarch Butterfly and pollinator habitats in southern Ontario
  34. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced two new co-chairs of the Advisory Body: •Simon Donner, Climate Scientist and Professor, University of British Columbia •Sarah Houde, Chief Executive Officer, MileBox
  35. Minister O’Regan and Wilkinson to announce plan to modernize federal assessment and permitting to get clean growth projects built faster
  36. At the recommendation of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Government of Canada is taking steps to make an emergency order to address the imminent threats faced by the three most at-risk boreal caribou populations in Quebec, namely those in Val-d’Or, Charlevoix, and Pipmuacan. The populations in Val-d’Or and Charlevoix, with 9 and 30 individuals, respectively, live in enclosures year-round. The population in Val-d’Or has already crossed the threshold of quasi-extinction, and the one in Charlevoix is very close to reaching it. With less than 300 individuals, the Pipmuacan population could cross the threshold in around 10 years.
  37. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada is initiating the process of making an emergency order to protect the habitat of the three most at-risk Boreal Caribou populations in Canada: the Val-d’Or, Charlevoix, and Pipmuacan populations.
  38. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, today celebrates the new Inuvialuit-led conservation area in the Yukon
  39. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada along with Health Canada will hold a media availability to answer questions on the current severe hot weather conditions forecasted for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces this week.
  40. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an announcement about wild Pacific salmon protection. He will be joined by the Minister of Citizens’ Services, the Honourable Terry Beech, and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra. A media availability will follow.
  41. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced the publication of the final Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations, which will prohibit the import and manufacture of the most common lamps containing mercury for general lighting purposes as of December 31, 2025.
  42. On June 11, 2024, at the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, 1799334 ALBERTA LTD., carrying on business as OSY RENTALS LTD., was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty to two offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).
  43. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the release of Canada’s 2030 Nature Strategy and introduced an Act respecting transparency and accountability in relation to certain commitments Canada has made under the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Nature Accountability Bill).
  44. The 2030 Nature Strategy builds on existing initiatives in all regions and sectors across the country, recognizing that these efforts have not been and will not be enough on their own, as biodiversity continues to decline in Canada.
  45. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media availability to speak on Canada’s plan for nature.
  46. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) presented its seasonal outlook for summer 2024.
  47. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, along with Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for the Nickel Belt, and Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced two investments through the 2 Billion Trees program. The first is an amount of $200,000 to the City of Greater Sudbury to plant 200,000 trees by 2027 and the second is an amount of $300,000 to the Canadian Tree Nursery Association (CTNA) to increase skilled labour in the tree nursery sector.
  48. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada will provide a seasonal outlook for Canada’s summer season.
  49. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced that the Critical Minerals List has been reviewed and updated following substantial consultations to focus our efforts in developing robust critical minerals value chains. To determine which minerals are considered critical, Canada released its first Critical Minerals List in March 2021 with a commitment to review the minerals identified as critical every three years. The list guides federal policy and programs and signals government areas of priority to stakeholders. Public consultations took place with provincial and territorial governments, other government departments, industry, Indigenous groups and other interested or affected stakeholders.
  50. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the release of Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success, the final report from the Canada Electricity Advisory Council. The report lays out the Council’s findings and provides 28 recommendations to inform future Government of Canada policy initiatives.