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  1. Thirty-five First Nations throughout B.C. are receiving $9.8 million in federal and provincial funding to develop clean energy projects that will help them meet their energy needs efficiently and sustainably while creating more jobs for people in their communities.
  2. Thirty-five First Nations throughout B.C. are receiving $9.8 million in federal and provincial funding to develop clean energy projects that will help them meet their energy needs efficiently and sustainably while creating more jobs for people in their communities.
  3. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Hurricane Centre reminded Canadians that we face the prospect of a significant hurricane season ahead.
  4. “Today, the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity. This year’s theme is, “Be Part of the Plan” to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
  5. Media representatives are advised that Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will present the outlook for the upcoming 2024 hurricane season.
  6. Minister Guilbeault issued an Interim Order to the petrochemical industry in Sarnia, Ontario, responding to the significant danger to human health of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, originating from these facilities.
  7. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and the Honourable Andrea Khanjin, Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced the following progress toward caribou conservation.
  8. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the first co-investment with the U.S. in two Canadian companies developing deposits of critical minerals — Fortune Minerals Limited located in the Northwest Territories and Lomiko Metals, Inc. in Quebec. The two companies are receiving funding from both Canada and the U.S. to accelerate their projects towards production.
  9. Governments of Canada and Manitoba to Announce Support for Wildfire Response
  10. Government of Canada Invests in Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Plant 1.2 million Trees in Communities Across Canada
  11. Government of Canada and FCM to Launch New Tree Planting Initiative
  12. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a federal investment of up to $103.7 million from Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) and the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) program to support climate action in British Columbia and help low- and middle-income British Columbians reduce their energy costs.
  13. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and alongside the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, announced a federal investment of $1.4 million to the Government of Prince Edward Island to install 13 fast chargers across the province.
  14. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, launched the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada: Progress Report. The Report is the result of three years of engagement, research and analysis, including with over 1,000 experts and stakeholders. It highlights the significant investments and notable developments that have advanced Canada’s hydrogen sector since 2020, features projections of hydrogen’s potential role in meeting Canada’s climate objectives and provides a roadmap for next steps and priorities.
  15. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Official Languages, and Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced funding of up to $11 million from industrial pollution pricing proceeds for Glencore Canada Corporation to replace diesel-powered machinery with battery electric-powered equipment at the Craig Mine Onaping Depth Project in Ontario. The fully implemented project will result in a reduction of over 5,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030.
  16. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make a key announcement on home heating and cooling for the province
  17. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released the Report on the Progress of the Recovery Strategy Implementation (Period 2017–2022) and the Action Plan Implementation (Period 2018–2023) for Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Boreal Population, in Canada.
  18. Today, Minister Steven Guilbeault marked Emergency Preparedness Week with a tour of the new radar in Blainville, Quebec.
  19. “On World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate birds who travel extraordinary distances and play an essential role in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems in our communities.
  20. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, alongside the Honourable Steven Myers, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, will make a funding announcement on clean transportation for the province. Media availability will follow.
  21. Today, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of up to $1 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) Deep Energy Retrofit Program
  22. Media representatives are advised of a tour of the weather radar site located in Blainville, Quebec, one of 32 new state-of-the-art radar stations across Canada. Following the tour, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media availability.
  23. Media representatives are advised that Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on investments to help lower greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.
  24. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the release of the For Our Future: Indigenous Resilience Report, the first Indigenous-led report that draws on Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and experiences to explore multidimensional and intersecting aspects of climate change impacts and adaptation.
  25. Environment and Climate Change Canada continues to support sustainable forest practices with the third federal offset protocol for use under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System.
  26. Environment and Climate Change Canada published Canada’s 2024 National Inventory Report on May 2, 2024. This report details pollution from seven greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced by the Canadian economy from January 1, 1990, to December 31, 2022. Canada has published an annual national inventory since 1996
  27. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released Canada’s 2024 National Inventory Report, which tracks and reports on the country’s greenhouse gas emissions
  28. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, represented Canada at this year’s Group of Seven (G7) Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment, which took place in Turin, Italy, from April 28 to 30.
  29. Media representatives and others are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement on Canada’s progress to lower greenhouse gas emissions and grow the economy, with the Canada’s annual
  30. The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) wrapped up in Ottawa today, marking significant progress in the development of a legally binding global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040.
  31. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has issued the following statement in response to the measures announced today by the Government of Quebec for the Boreal and Mountain Caribou in the Gaspé Peninsula.
  32. The Government of Canada welcomes the five reports tabled by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development today, which assess federal management of environmental and sustainable development issues and work to mitigate climate change.
  33. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media availability via teleconference from Turin, Italy, where he is promoting Canada’s ambitious climate policies during the Group of Seven (G7) Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment. The Minister will also provide an update on the ongoing negotiations as part of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) taking place in Ottawa.
  34. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media availability via teleconference from Turin, Italy, where he is promoting Canada’s ambitious climate policies during the Group of Seven (G7) Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment.
  35. On April 26, 2024, in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Husky Oil Operations Limited was ordered to pay $2 million after earlier pleading guilty to one charge under the federal Fisheries Act and one charge under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
  36. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry; the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue; and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, were in Trois Rivières, Quebec, to highlight Budget 2024 investments to support housing creation.
  37. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, is providing the following statement on an April 21 meeting in Ottawa with ministers and high-level representatives from all regions of the world organized in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International. This meeting brought momentum to the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) to work toward the development of a first-of-its-kind legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution by the end of 2024.
  38. Environment and Climate Change Canada is contributing an additional $2 million funding for advancing a circular economy for plastics in Canada toward 12 projects for organizations to develop solutions to address challenges by theme, through various funding streams, including textiles, plastic beverage containers, reuse, life cycle inventory, restaurant, and others. These efforts will identify new opportunities, facilitate collaboration and information sharing, and encourage the adoption of circular solutions.
  39. The Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenges are a series of funding opportunities through Innovative Solutions Canada. First launched in 2018, the program awards grants to Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises to develop novel solutions to challenges set by the Government of Canada
  40. Today, as Canada welcomes the world to Ottawa for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4), the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $3.3 million in funding to support Canadian organizations that are developing innovative solutions to address plastic pollution.
  41. Media representatives and others are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement on housing and affordability.
  42. On April 19, 2024, Zhongmin Zheng was sentenced to pay a total of $35,000 after pleading guilty in the Alberta Court of Justice to two charges under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA). In addition to the fine, Zheng was issued a prohibition order which prohibits the possession of any live animal for a period of two years. This includes wild animals, livestock, and pets.
  43. Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, will make an announcement to help promote a circular economy and reduce plastic pollution in Canada alongside Parliamentary Secretary, Julie Dabrusin, and a number of innovative businesses who are developing solutions to cut plastic waste.
  44. That is why today, coinciding with Earth Day under the theme Planet vs. Plastics, the Government of Canada announced the new Federal Plastics Registry, a tool to compel plastic producers and other companies across the plastics value chain to help monitor and track plastic from the time it is produced up to its end of life.
  45. The Government of Canada is implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce plastic pollution, improve how plastic is made, used, and managed across its life cycle, and move toward a circular economy.
  46. Next week, from April 23 to April 29, Canada will welcome the world to Ottawa for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) at the Shaw Centre to advance the development a global agreement on plastic pollution by the end of 2024.
  47. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will attend several events on the sidelines of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4).
  48. Media representatives are advised that the Government of Canada will hold a bilingual technical briefing on Canada’s priorities and objectives for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4) with senior government officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada
  49. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, and leaders from labour and the environmental movement will hold a media availability on Bill C-50, the Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act. They will be joined by the Minister of Labour and Seniors, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., and Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins –James Bay.
  50. Putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution that is causing climate change