Project summaryThe Haida Gwaii Clean Energy Project seeks to transition the island to 100 percent renewable energy using a multi-phased approach. The Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program will fund Phase 1 of this project, which has two distinct stages. Local training programs as well as community energy literacy will be incorporated in each aspect of the project.
On February 22, 2019, Gagan Sikand, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced more than $1.3 million to support six climate change projects in Southern Ontario focused on water management and infrastructure, through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program.
The Government of Canada today announced more than $1.6 billion to support jobs and workers in Canada’s oil and gas sector, as Canada seeks to diversify export markets for its resources beyond the United States. These measures will support workers and their families, foster competitiveness and improve the long-term environmental performance of the oil and gas sector.
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program and the Indigenous Forestry Initiative through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative for Indigenous Economic Development.
A smart electrical grid is one that makes better use of existing generation, transmission and distribution assets, increases energy efficiency, ensures safer and more secure delivery of electricity and ultimately provides a higher quality of service for customers.
Led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is a Government of Canada program that was set up to help young people aged 15 to 30 gain the skills and meaningful job experience required to make a successful transition to the workplace.
An ambitious project costing approximately CAN$2.5 billion, the Tianjin eco-project will be a 1.8 km2 urban development that will serve as both a demonstration of cooperation between two countries and a research lab to help China realize its goal to improve the energy efficiency of its cities.
Don Ferguson is a seasoned executive with 35 years in the New Brunswick Public Service, including 11 years at the Deputy Minister level. Don has considerable experience in the management of major projects.