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Quebec cargo-handling company sentenced to pay $675,000 for Fisheries Act violation 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On January 21, 2021, the Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec Ltée pleaded guilty in the Court of Quebec in the District of Québec to one count of contravening the Fisheries Act. The company was fined $100,000. In addition to the fine, the Court ordered the company to pay an amount of $575,000. These amounts will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.


Canada launches ClimateWest hub to support climate-change adaptation in the Prairies 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Terry Duguid, announced federal funding of $1.95 million over three years for the launch of ClimateWest, a new non-profit regional hub for climate services for the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Based in Winnipeg, ClimateWest will provide tailored and easily accessible regional climate information, data, tools, and training to ensure communities, businesses, and governments become more resilient in the face of a changing climate.


Canada invests in the expansion of New Brunswick’s Portobello Creek National Wildlife Area

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced an additional 268 hectares will be added to the Portobello Creek National Wildlife Area, increasing the ecological connectivity of the national wildlife area and further protecting the unique wetland habitat.


Government of Canada launches consultations on new Canada Water Agency 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of public consultations to help establish the new Canada Water Agency and improve freshwater management across Canada.


An intermunicipal board in Quebec fined $500,000 for an offence under the Fisheries Act

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On December 10, 2020, the Régie intermunicipale du centre de valorisation des matières résiduelles du Haut-Saint-François et de Sherbrooke, also known as Valoris, pleaded guilty in the Sherbrooke courthouse to one count of contravening subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act, which prohibits the discharge of a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish.


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