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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will hold a media availability in Vancouver, B.C.
  11. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $714,500 investment in Fortune Minerals Limited (Fortune Minerals) to enhance the production of cobalt sulphate and bismuth ingot products from the company’s planned mine in the Northwest Territories and refinery in Alberta to increase the supply of critical battery metals that are essential to the development of a domestic electric vehicle value chain. This will be achieved through a pilot-scale hydrometallurgical program designed to optimize processing conditions while ensuring that residues from the process are stable for safe disposal.
  12. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $800,000 in funding for new projects and ongoing initiatives under the Community Interaction Program. As part of the St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011–2026, the Community Interaction Program supports community projects aimed at conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainability, and improving water quality in the St. Lawrence River
  13. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, commended the Regional District of Central Okanagan in British Columbia for its contribution to biodiversity conservation in Canada
  14. The Government of Canada is working with partners, including other governments, Indigenous peoples, and environmental non-government organizations, to recognize more of these important spaces in Canada’s Protected and Conserved Areas Database.
  15. Media representatives and others are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement to support the conservation and improvement of the St. Lawrence ecosystem.
  16. The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have developed a Collaboration Framework to accelerate the province’s path to net-zero emissions by 2050. This work has included collaboration with Indigenous groups as well as input from industry and other stakeholders.
  17. Today, the federal government is announcing that eligible Canadians will receive their first of four quarterly Canada Carbon Rebates for 2024–2025, starting on April 15 via direct bank deposit or cheque.
  18. On March 19, 2024, Groupe Marcelle inc. was ordered by the Court of Québec, at the Montréal Courthouse, to pay a fine of $500,000. The company pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be paid to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  19. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Robert Habeck, German Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, strengthened their commitment to implement a transatlantic hydrogen corridor by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a first-of-its-kind bilateral program. This program will accelerate commercial-scale hydrogen trade between Canada and Germany, secure early access for clean Canadian hydrogen producers in the German market and strengthen our two countries’ efforts to fight climate change and enhance energy security. The Minister and Vice-Chancellor were joined by Canada’s Ambassador to Germany John Horgan, Indigenous leaders and senior representatives from the Canadian and Germany energy sectors for the signing of this historic agreement.
  20. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will travel to Hamburg, Germany, on March 17–18, 2024, to participate in the Canada–Germany Hydrogen and Ammonia Producer-Offtaker Conference.
  21. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada hosted a media tour of the new weather radar in King City, Ontario, to mark the completion of this eight-year project
  22. Environment and Climate Change Canada has fully replaced its operational weather-radar network with new, state-of-the-art radars across the country
  23. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, held a roundtable in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, with a Black community that has been impacted by environmental pollution since the 1940s.
  24. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, is inviting young people in Canada between the ages of 18 to 29 to show their interest in becoming a member of the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council by applying to the anticipatory recruitment process.
  25. ACOA investment helps Aurea enhance productivity to stay competitive in domestic and global markets
  26. Media representatives are advised that Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be presenting the radar modernization project on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, regarding the completion of new weather radars across Canada that will improve the department’s ability to track and detect severe weather.
  27. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a new designated funding stream under the Low Carbon Economy Fund’s Indigenous Leadership Fund. The designated funding stream is open until March 31, 2027, for eligible applicants who are not already included in the funding streams for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.
  28. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement regarding a clean energy investment on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.
  29. Today, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Andrea Khanjin, Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced a federal investment of nearly $10 million over three years to support the expansion of protected areas in the province
  30. Today, representatives from Neqotkuk (also known as Tobique First Nation), Saint John Energy, and Natural Forces joined together for the inauguration of a large battery energy storage system, which is part of the Burchill Wind Project in Saint John, New Brunswick.
  31. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada is supporting New Brunswick to make significant progress on carrying out its Enhanced Energy Savings Program—a program designed to help homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes
  32. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be in New Brunswick on March 11, 2024, to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the commissioning of a Tesla Megapack battery storage system, followed by a photo opportunity for the media.
  33. Government of Canada invests $15 Million in Clean Fuels Projects in the Niagara Region and Across Canada
  34. Media representatives are advised that 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, will make a funding announcement to support conservation areas in Ontario, while committing to significant collaboration toward the Government of Canada’s goal of protecting 30 percent of land and water by 2030.
  35. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will hold a call-back with Canadian media to wrap up his participation at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) 2024.
  36. Minister Wilkinson to Participate in PDAC 2024
  37. JOINT STATEMENT by Canada and Australia on Cooperation on Critical Minerals
  38. Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, participated in the opening ceremonies for the 2024 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto. With up to 30,000 individuals in attendance, this is the world’s premier annual exploration and mining event.
  39. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced up to $7.5 million in funding over the next five years through the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk.
  40. List of 56 Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk projects 2023–2024
  41. Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement on clean transportation for the Region of Durham.
  42. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will participate in a number of engagements while at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) 2024.
  43. PS Serré to Make Sustainable Mining Announcement at PDAC 2024 Opening Ceremony
  44. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support species at risk and their habitats.
  45. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, wrapped up Canada’s participation in the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya.
  46. On the margins of the Canadian Nuclear Association conference, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced an investment in Ontario’s expansion of nuclear energy with up to $50 million in federal funding for Bruce Power’s assessment of new generation opportunities at its site in Tiverton, Ontario. This funding, from the federal Electricity Predevelopment Program, enables the exploration of a project that could produce power for up to 4,800,000 homes and businesses in Ontario.
  47. Minister Wilkinson to Make an Announcement at the Canadian Nuclear Association Annual Conference
  48. the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a federal investment of nearly $5 million to install over 500 new EV chargers, including 40 fast chargers across the City of Toronto.
  49. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, as well as representatives of the City of Toronto, will make a funding announcement on clean transportation for Toronto. Media availability will follow.
  50. As part of its commitment to protect Canada’s plant resource base from pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has put in place measures intended to protect Canada's economy by preventing the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) to non-infested areas of Canada.