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  1. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour and Seniors, and the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make a federal investment announcement to support climate action in Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  2. Potato wart not detected in the latest national testing.
  3. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support affordable heating for the City of Peterborough.
  4. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for electric vehicle infrastructure. Media availability will follow.
  5. On February 15, 2024, the Town of Trenton was ordered to pay a total of $100,000, after pleading guilty to one count of violating the Fisheries Act at the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia in Pictou County.
  6. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released an update on the consultations and on the design options being considered for the final Clean Electricity Regulations. These options address the feedback received during the last six months of extensive consultations with provincial and territorial governments, the Canada Electricity Advisory Council, Indigenous representatives, electricity providers, industry, environmental organizations, and interested Canadians.
  7. During the Canada-UK Industrial Decarbonization Forum, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined by Mike Crabtree, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), announced an investment of $4,990,000 to SRC through the Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration (CMRDD) program.
  8. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of $3 million to Birds Canada over five years. The funding will support citizen science programs and open data, providing access to hundreds of millions of data records gathered by volunteers and professional biologists on the distribution, abundance, and population trends for birds in Canada.
  9. The Government of Canada announces appointments to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments, an independent and non-partisan body whose mandate is to provide non-binding, merit-based recommendations to the Prime Minister on Senate appointments.
  10. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support citizen science and protect nature.
  11. Today, the Government of Canada begins its public consultation on the development of a right to a healthy environment implementation framework under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The Government is also engaging Canadians on environmental justice and racism to address the fact that certain communities have been disproportionately affected by environmental hazards, like pollution, toxic waste, landfills, and dumps.
  12. On February 6, 2024, the Government of Canada launched consultation and engagement activities with Canadians on the right to a healthy environment in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) to develop a national strategy to advance environmental justice, and to assess, prevent, and address environmental racism.
  13. Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada launched a public engagement process to hear the opinions of Canadians and Indigenous peoples across the country to inform setting Canada's 2035 national greenhouse gas emissions target.
  14. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced approximately $66 million in funding to support 42 Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country. These projects aim to conserve more land that will support Canada’s area-based conservation targets.
  15. On January 30, 2024, Sébastien Pouliot and Yves Thibeault were ordered to pay $60,000 and $5,000 respectively, by the Court of Quebec, at the Mont-Joli Courthouse. The individuals pleaded guilty to one count each of violating the Migratory Birds Regulations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. The charges stem from actions that led to the disturbance and destruction of Bank Swallow nests. The fines will be directed to the Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund.
  16. Environment and Climate Change Canada has initiated the Study of Winter Air Pollution in Toronto (SWAPIT), a six-week comprehensive scientific investigation of air quality across the Greater Toronto Area that will lead to a better understanding of air quality in Canadian cities, particularly in winter.
  17. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of almost $12.8 million to support 27 Indigenous-Led Natural Climate Solutions initiatives across Canada. These new initiatives will conserve, restore, and enhance land management of wetlands, peatlands, and grasslands to store and capture carbon while benefitting biodiversity, climate resiliency, and human well-being.
  18. List of 27 Indigenous-Led Natural Climate Solutions projects 2023–2024
  19. As a result of an environmental protection alternative measures agreement with the Attorney General of Canada, CNR (Redwater) Limited and North West Refining Inc., operating as the North West Redwater Partnership, has paid a total of $280,428 to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund
  20. Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water, announced that Canadian groups, organizations, and governments with freshwater projects can now apply for funding under five Freshwater Ecosystem Initiatives
  21. On January 10, 2024, Jeffrey Ross was fined a total of $20,000 at the Provincial Court of Manitoba after pleading guilty to four counts of violating the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA)
  22. Media representatives are advised that Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water, will make an announcement on funding opportunities for freshwater projects on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
  23. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on behalf of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement at the University of Toronto. A media availability will follow.
  24. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, alongside the Honourable Wab Kinew, Premier of Manitoba, will make a funding announcement to support clean fuels production. They will be joined by Douglas Cole, President and CEO of Azure, and Carl Landry, Managing Director of Investments of CIB. Media availability will follow.
  25. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Mike Savage, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, alongside Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, as well as Lena Metlege-Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, announced an investment of $980,000 to the Halifax Regional Municipality to install 46 Level 2 and 10 Level 3 fast chargers for a total of 56 chargers at key locations across the Halifax region.
  26. Today, following a question-and-answer session with the student community at the Université de Sherbrooke, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, announced up to $772,500 in funding to support some of the university’s ongoing research activities. These activities include:
  27. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, alongside the Honourable Wab Kinew, Premier of Manitoba, will make a funding announcement to support clean fuels production. They will be joined by Douglas Cole, President and CEO of Azure, and Carl Landry, Managing Director of Investments of CIB. Media availability will follow.
  28. Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin, Mayor Mike Savage, Parliamentary Secretary Darren Fisher and MP Lena Metlege-Diab, to make a zero-emissions vehicle announcement for the Halifax Regional Municipality.
  29. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will provide a keynote address followed by a fireside chat at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, B.C.
  30. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support the Université de Sherbrooke on environmental research.
  31. On January 15, 2024, people living in provinces where the federal fuel charge applies will receive their first pollution pricing rebate of the year through direct bank deposit or by cheque. This means a family of four will receive a pollution price rebate, called the Climate Action Incentive payment, in the following amounts:
  32. Environment and Climate Change Canada to hold a technical briefing and media availability related to a winter storm affecting Ontario and Quebec this weekend
  33. On December 30, 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched a consultation on the creation of the Federal Plastics Registry, which will be used as a tool to monitor and track plastic from the time it is produced to its end of life
  34. David Phillips, Senior Climatologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, presented Canada’s top 10 weather stories today. Each story is ranked from one to 10, according to several factors, including the impact they had on Canada and Canadians, the extent of affected areas, associated economic impacts, and the longevity of events as a top news story.
  35. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $2 million in funding to support 25 new projects over the next three years, as part of the EcoAction Community Funding Program.
  36. On December 14, 2023, at the Longueuil courthouse, Les Entreprises Antoine Stabile & fils inc. pleaded guilty to one count of violating prohibitions under the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence–Canadian Shield Population) (the Emergency Order), in contravention of the Species at Risk Act.
  37. Regulations Amending the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations will be published on December 20, 2023, in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
  38. That’s why today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada has finalized its new Electric Vehicle Availability Standard to increase the supply of clean, zero-emission vehicles available to Canadians across the country.
  39. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will announce important new initiatives by the Government of Canada to protect the country’s freshwater ecosystems
  40. On December 15, 2023, Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Limited was ordered to pay a $1 million fine after pleading guilty at the Provincial Court of Manitoba to one charge under the federal Fisheries Act, one of the largest environmental fines in Manitoba history.
  41. Media representatives are advised that David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, and Chantal McCartin, Physical Science Specialist, will present Canada’s top 10 weather stories of 2023.
  42. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement to outline the federal government’s next steps to increase electric vehicle availability in Canada
  43. Canada’s Regulatory Framework for an Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap
  44. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the launch of a call for proposals for projects aimed at protecting and restoring water quality and ecosystem health in the Great Lakes, the Lake Winnipeg Basin, and Lake of the Woods. This call for proposals follows the historic investments announced for fresh water in Budget 2023. Led by the Canada Water Agency, these Freshwater Ecosystem Initiatives advance priorities under Canada’s strengthened Freshwater Action Plan by investing in partner-led projects that will have a positive and measurable impact on fresh water and Canadians.
  45. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced almost $1.1 million to support local conservation action. This investment recognizes the vital contribution that local green spaces make, not only to the health and well-being of Canadians and the natural environment, but to national and international conservation targets as well.
  46. Canada contributes to historic outcomes on climate ambition and clean energy at COP28
  47. Minister Guilbeault to hold a media availability as he concludes his participation at COP28
  48. In October 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers participated in Operation Thunder 2023, a month-long global operation involving 133 countries. Led by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization, the operation aimed to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal and organized crime networks involved in trafficking wild plant and animal species.
  49. At COP28, Canada announces funding and advocates for better access to resources for vulnerable countries
  50. Over the past two weeks at COP28, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, alongside Catherine Stewart, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Michael Bonser, Canada’s Chief Climate Negotiator, and Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, with the support of a strong and diverse Canadian delegation, have worked to advance cooperation and positive solutions at all levels, with the objective of responding to the consequences of a changing global climate.