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Minister McKenna discusses fight against climate change with women climate negotiators during COP24

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, met with Franco-African women climate negotiators at COP24, in Katowice, Poland. Minister McKenna and the Franco-African women climate negotiators discussed the critical role of women’s voices to achieve meaningful results when tackling climate change.


Canada’s plan to reduce emissions from the electricity sector

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | backgrounders

On December 12, 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada published new greenhouse gas regulations for coal and natural gas-fired electricity. These were designed to make the transition to cleaner energy both manageable and efficient over the next decade.


Canada’s coal power phase-out reaches another milestone

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Making a transition to cleaner energy helps cut carbon pollution and positions us to take advantage of the $26 trillion global opportunity presented by the transition to clean energy and climate action.


Ian Scott to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

| Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission | speeches

As the Auditor General’s report on Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas noted, the Commission has a limited, but important, part to play.


Lockdown and search at Bath Institution 

| Correctional Service Canada | news releases

On December 12, 2018 at about 1:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.


Latest Data on the Opioid Crisis

| Public Health Agency of Canada | news releases

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released data on behalf of the federal, provincial and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses on apparent opioid related deaths in the first half of 2018 in Canada, as well as data on suspected opioid-related overdoses reported by emergency medical services. In addition, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released updated data on hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisonings. In addition to these deaths, thousands of Canadians have also experienced non-fatal opioid overdoses and related harms. Data released from CIHI today show a 27% increase in hospitalizations due to opioid-related poisonings over the past five years. PHAC has also released key findings from a special analysis of the impact of opioid overdoses on life expectancy at birth in Canada.


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