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Minister Wilkinson Announces $35 Million in Support for Clean Air and Good Jobs Through New Whitesand First Nation Energy Facility

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $35-million investment to Whitesand First Nation owned Sagatay Co-Generation Limited Partnership to deploy a combined heat and power facility using locally sourced wood waste to produce energy for the communities. Once constructed, the facility will reduce the use of diesel fuel for heat and electricity in Whitesand First Nation, and the communities of Armstrong and Collins, Ontario.


Minister Wilkinson Announces Nearly $19 Million in Federal Investments for New EV Chargers

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced federal investments totalling nearly $19 million for the installation of up to 2,416 EV chargers, over 1,880 of which will be installed across Greater Vancouver. The Government of British Columbia, through its CleanBC Go Electric Program, also provided $2.2 million toward Level 3 public chargers to be installed in the province.


Canada Launches New Small Modular Reactor Funding Program

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At the Canadian Nuclear Association’s annual conference, 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, launched the Enabling Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) Program. This program will promote the safe, commercial development of SMRs to contribute to our low-carbon economy and help fight climate change.


Canadians Can Now Pre-Register for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program to Lower Heating Costs and Reduce Pollution

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, provided an update on the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) Program, introduced in November 2022. Starting today, eligible homeowners across Canada can pre-register through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative to begin their applications to access up to $5,000 in additional federal support for replacing home-heating oil with electric-heat pumps. Those who pre-register will be contacted once final program details are launched in the coming weeks. Currently, full registration is available through delivery partners in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.


Canada Announces Oil to Heat Pump Program Co-Delivery with P.E.I. to Lower Heating Costs  

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Member of Parliament Heath MacDonald, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that registration has opened for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) Program in P.E.I. Eligible homeowners can receive up to $5,000 in federal support from this program in addition to up to $5,000 from the Canada Greener Homes Grant and further support from the Province of P.E.I. Registration for Prince Edward Island is through the provincial Free Heat Pump Program.


Minister Fraser Announces Oil to Heat Pump Co-Delivery Program with Nova Scotia to Lower Heating Costs

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Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Sean Fraser, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that registration has opened for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability OHPA Program in Nova Scotia. Eligible homeowners can receive up to $5,000 in federal support from this program in addition to up to $5,000 from the Canada Greener Homes Grant (CGHG) and further support from the Province of Nova Scotia. Registration for Nova Scotia is through the provincial program delivered by EfficiencyOne.


Government of Canada releases interim Sustainable Jobs Plan to enable the creation of good, middle class jobs across Canada

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, released the Government of Canada’s interim Sustainable Jobs Plan. This interim plan for 2023-2025 sets an initial frame for the Sustainable Jobs Action Plans that will be released every five years starting in 2025. The Government of Canada’s first Sustainable Jobs Action Plan will be developed over the next two years in close collaboration with provinces and territories, Indigenous partners, labour partners, industry, and other key partners to guide efforts over the coming years and decades.


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