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Government of Canada invests carbon-pollution-pricing proceeds to improve energy efficiency in New Brunswick schools

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and New Brunswick’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Honourable Jill Green, announced that the federal government will provide approximately $2 million through the Climate Action Incentive Fund to help schools in New Brunswick cut pollution and save money on their energy bills.


The Government of Canada invests $1 million in priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $1 million in six new projects to directly address water-quality issues in two priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada: the Saint John River watershed and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence watershed. These projects are being funded through the Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives funding program, which aims to improve the health, productivity, and sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.


The Government of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada invest $1.5 million for wetland conservation in Quebec 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that the Government of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada have restored 75.5 hectares of wetlands in the Lake Saint-François National Wildlife Area, in Quebec, through a joint investment of $1.5 million. The $750,000 federal contribution to this work comes from the Canada Nature Fund and is part of the largest investment in nature conservation in Canadian history.


The Government of Canada invests in research on plastic pollution in our environment 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Peter Schiefke, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $2,256,554 to 16 science-based research projects to learn more about the impacts of plastic pollution on our natural environment and our health. This funding is provided through the Increasing Knowledge on Plastic Pollution Initiative.


Canada invests $5.1 million in Great Lakes protection 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of International Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $5.1 million in funding to support 46 new projects to protect and restore the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative in 2020–21.


The Government of Canada finalizes regulations to improve air quality and protect human health 

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that the Government of Canada has finalized national regulations that will reduce pollution from petroleum and petrochemical facilities across the country, including in Sarnia, Mississauga, Montréal, Burnaby, Prince George, Saint John, and many communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan.


Canada invests $1.43 million to support the creation of the Arqvilliit lndigenous protected and conserved area 

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Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced a $1.43 million contribution for the creation of an Indigenous protected and conserved area for Arqvilliit in partnership with the community of Inukjuak. Arqvilliit, also called the Ottawa Islands, is a chain of 24 islands—spanning 24,000 hectares—in the north-eastern part of Tasiujarruaq ilua (Hudson Bay).


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