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National Tree Seed Centre Launches Indigenous Seed Collection Program

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Canada’s forests are an integral part of our fight against climate change. Resilient forest ecosystems help preserve biodiversity, protect and conserve our water resources and mitigate the effects of climate change by capturing and storing carbon, resulting in clean and healthy air. They also play an important role in the everyday life of communities across Canada, including Indigenous communities. That’s why today Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the launch of the Indigenous Seed Collection Program, which will build the capacity of Indigenous communities to collect seeds from tree species of cultural, spiritual and economic importance to those communities.


Canada and FCM Announce Support for Net Zero Energy Ready  Affordable Housing in Rossland, B.C.

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John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Garth Frizzell, Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), today announced a $3.2 million investment in the City of Rossland, British Columbia. They were joined by the Member of Parliament for South Okanagan—West Kootenay and Mayor Kathy Moore of the City of Rossland.


Canada and FCM invest in sustainable communities across Quebec

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, Second Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to announce a combined investment totalling more than $12.6 million through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce waste and improve the quality of water in communities across Quebec.


New EV Chargers Coming to Saskatchewan

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Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2-million investment in the Saskatchewan Power Corporation to help support the installation of up to 40 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across Saskatchewan.


Clean Power Roadmap for Atlantic Canada Unveils Collective Vision for an Interconnected Power Grid

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One of the most effective ways to fight climate change is to power our communities, buildings and homes with clean electricity. Atlantic Canada is already leading the way with a solid path to cleaner forms of non-emitting and renewable energy. Governments across the region have put in place policy measures that have led utilities to make significant investments to move to clean power and interconnect their electricity systems. Building on this progress, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; the Honourable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Honourable Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development, Government of New Brunswick, today unveiled a collective Atlantic Canadian vision for an interconnected clean power grid that would serve as the foundation for a competitive, electrified economy across the Atlantic region. This is a shared commitment to keeping our air clean while powering people’s lives with affordable, reliable electricity.


Ministers Wilkinson and O’Regan Host a Roundtable to Formally Launch the Next Round of Consultations on Ensuring a Just Transition Through the Creation of Sustainable Jobs

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Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, hosted a virtual roundtable to formally launch the next round of the government’s consultations on proposed legislation to support these efforts. By working closely with organized labour, employers and workers throughout its development, the government will ensure that legislation is reflective of current realities. The consultations will build on progress made so far, as well as the first round of consultations undertaken last year.


Canada and FCM Announce Green Investments for Communities in Nova Scotia 

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Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Geoff Stewart, Third Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced today a $2.5 million investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to help reduce pollution in Nova Scotia.


New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

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Today, Leah Taylor Roy, Member of Parliament for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $315,000 investment in Ivy Charging Network, a joint project between Hydro One Limited and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), to install 63 Level 2 EV chargers across Ontario.


Canada Launches Impact Canada Oil Spill Response Challenge

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today launched the $10-million Impact Canada Oil Spill Response Challenge, which encourages innovators to develop rapidly deployable solutions to detect oil spills and to increase oil spill recovery rates in a Canadian context.


Canada and FCM Announce New Investments in Saskatchewan Communities

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The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, First Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), today announced a combined investment totalling more than $2.1 million through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to help reduce GHG emissions in three communities in Saskatchewan.


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