Environment & Natural Resources

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  1. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, will make a Green and Inclusive Community Buildings funding announcement. Minister Wilkinson will also make an announcement to advance Canada’s Green Building Strategy.
  2. This week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, is visiting Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia to kick off in-person discussions on the planning and design of the regional assessment of offshore wind development, first announced earlier this spring.
  3. Today, the Government of Canada is sharing core details on the conference. The dates of the conference have been set from December 7 to 19, 2022, and the location will be the Palais des congrès in Montréal.
  4. Across Ontario, Canadians are feeling the impacts of climate change in their communities and on their livelihoods. That is why, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the release of the Ontario Chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report to help inform and support adaptation to climate change in Ontario.
  5. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced further support from the Government of Canada to create more than 450 internship opportunities for recent graduates through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program in partnership with environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers across Canada. Interns bring creativity, new knowledge, dedication, and enthusiasm to their jobs. This will give young people the opportunity to gain valuable experience to actively participate in the workforce.
  6. Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in the Corporation of the City of Windsor to install 20 Level 2 EV chargers at several of the city’s facilities.
  7. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced the inaugural members of the new Environment and Climate Change Youth Council. The establishment of the Youth Council aligns well with today’s International Youth Day theme to promote intergenerational solidarity, as this diverse group of ten young Canadians will advise the Minister and departmental officials on key environmental and climate issues.
  8. Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure. A media availability will follow.
  9. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in Station Mont Tremblant to install 20 EV chargers in a building complex in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available by March 2024. Station Mont Tremblant also provided funding, bringing the total project cost to $309,601.
  10. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $2.4 million in Indigo Park Canada to install 500 Level 2 EV chargers at 68 sites across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, three of which will be in Manitoba. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available to Canadians by March 2024. Indigo Park Canada also contributed over $2.4 million, bringing the total project cost to over $4.8 million.
  11. Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $1-million contribution to the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) to support a study involving 10 collaborating wood manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across three industry segments (cabinetry, commercial millwork and furniture). This study will highlight the importance of industry-led clusters to identify and leverage new opportunities for the wood manufacturing sector.
  12. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resource announced the release of the Quebec Chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report to help inform and support adaptation to climate change across Quebec.
  13. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Manitoba.
  14. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver remarks at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
  15. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, announced that Catherine Stewart has been appointed Canada’s new Ambassador for Climate Change.
  16. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of nearly $9 million for the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) to deploy a 4.86-megawatt solar power generation project in Smoky Lake County at Métis Crossing in Alberta.
  17. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency jointly published two reports required under the Agreement: the State of the Great Lakes 2022 Report and the 2022 Progress Report of the Parties.
  18. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the first call for proposals for the Toward Net-Zero Homes and Communities program. This program offers funding for projects that explore and implement innovative technologies and practices that seek to improve the energy efficiency of homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our communities and neighbourhoods.
  19. Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Rory Nisan, FCM Board member and municipal councillor for the Halton Region, announced today a $44,250 investment through the Green Municipal Fund for a feasibility study to pursue a large-scale geothermal district heating project in Whitby.
  20. Taleeb Noormohamed, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; and Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver; will make a sustainable affordable housing initiative announcement in Vancouver.
  21. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, announced a $175,000 investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to support Toronto’s transition to low-carbon and renewable energy.
  22. Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Rory Nisan, Board Member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Municipal Councillor of the Halton region; Don Mitchell, Mayor of Whitby; and Craig Ballard, CEO of the Elexicon Group will make a Geothermal District Energy Study announcement in Whitby.
  23. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced the publication of the proposed Frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations.
  24. On July 25, 2022, De Beers Canada, Inc. was sentenced to pay $350,000, in Yellowknife Territorial Court, Northwest Territories, after pleading guilty to one offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), in violation of the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations, subsection 2.1(1). The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund to support projects that benefit the natural environment.
  25. Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $2 million to three organizations that are advancing energy efficiency in buildings in Ontario.
  26. Supporting Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Agenda
  27. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced the next step in delivering on Canada’s commitments on plastic waste and pollution by launching two consultations
  28. — Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support deep energy retrofits for buildings in Ontario. A media availability will follow. Media are welcome to participate in a tour of the building, following the announcement.
  29. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada has designated Big Glace Bay Lake as Canada’s newest National Wildlife Area.
  30. Minister Guilbeault to make an announcement on plastic recyclability and compostability
  31. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the successful expansion of the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (NWA) along the shores of Lake Ontario.
  32. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, is pleased to announce over $110,000 to the Mass Timber Modular System Project led by EllisDon. The contribution is funded through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program, a program that encourages the greater use of wood in construction projects and supports Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy. GCWood also contributed to EllisDon’s Hybrid Timber Floor System, set to be completed this year.
  33. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, is pleased to announce a combined Government of Canada contribution of over $550,000 to the Hybrid Timber Floor System Project led by EllisDon and DIALOG. The project is funded through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program, a program that encourages the greater use of wood in construction and supports Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy; and the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT), a program that supports its recipients in de-risking the implementation of innovation in the Canadian forest sector.
  34. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, and the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, opened consultations on a key commitment in that plan: capping and cutting emissions from the oil and gas sector.
  35. During #EVWeek, from July 11 to 15, the Government of Canada announced new developments in charging infrastructure, battery manufacturing, purchase incentives and zero-emissions buses.
  36. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $414,000 investment in the Government of the Northwest Territories to help support the installation of up to 72 EV chargers across the Northwest Territories powered by renewable hydroelectricity.
  37. Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $414,000 investment in the Government of the Northwest Territories to help support the installation of up to 72 EV chargers across the Northwest Territories powered by renewable hydroelectricity.
  38. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $4.6-million investment to Hydro-Quebéc to help support the installation of up to 840 Level 2 EV chargers across Quebec.
  39. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, the Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $361,875 investment in Ravines Properties Limited, a partnership between Cresco and J2K, to install 112 EV chargers at new multi-unit residential buildings in Halifax.
  40. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, met with Mexico’s Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, Maria Luisa Albores González, and announced $4.5 million, over four years, to support Pacific Alliance countries—Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia—in strengthening their national climate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems. MRV systems are critical for nations to develop strong and effective mitigation policies and actions, because they provide governments with transparent, accurate, and comparable information on emissions sources.
  41. Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  42. On his first official visit to the United States Capitol since being appointed into the role, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, held multiple meetings over two days with key U.S. federal counterparts, senior Administration officials, thought leaders and non-governmental organizations, and Canadian Executive Directors to International Financial Institutions.
  43. Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Quebec.
  44. Today, in the spirit of partnership and in recognition of First Nations Climate Leadership, the First Nations–Canada Joint Committee on Climate Action (JCCA) released its fourth annual report to the Prime Minister and the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
  45. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and Joanne Vanderheyden, Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, today announced a $2.2 million investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to help improve water quality and reduce potable water usage in two communities in Ontario.
  46. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in British Columbia.
  47. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a total investment of over $2.5-million in the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association and Eco-West Canada to help support the installation of up to 400 EV chargers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  48. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $765,000 investment in Peak Power Inc. to install 117 EV chargers across Ontario.
  49. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $350,000 investment in NB Power to install 52 EV chargers for its fleet of electric vehicles and workplace charging for employees.
  50. Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Ontario.