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Three Newfoundland and Labrador hunters fined $15,000 for offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On June 24, 2021, Paul Lushman, Bud Durnford, and Brian Durnford, from Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador, were each sentenced to pay $5,000 after having pleaded guilty on May 10, 2021, to one charge each under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, in the Stephenville Provincial Court, Newfoundland and Labrador. The three hunters were charged with possessing migratory birds without the necessary authorization. The total amount of the fines will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. In addition to the fines, the three are prohibited from applying for, using, or possessing a migratory game bird hunting permit for a period of one year.


The governments of Canada and Quebec invest in the future of the St. Lawrence

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Quebec are determined to protect the St. Lawrence River through joint scientific research, conservation, restoration, and collaborative projects, with the support of their partners. From a desire to continue this collaboration, which has existed for more than thirty years, the governments have jointly committed to making the St. Lawrence a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations.


Government of Canada releases Policy Statement on future thermal coal mining projects and project expansions

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As G7 world leaders gather in the U.K. to combat global challenges, including climate change, and as the next step in Canada’s commitment to addressing harmful GHG emissions from coal, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced the Government of Canada’s public policy statement on new thermal coal mining or expansion projects. The statement indicates that the Government considers that these projects are likely to cause unacceptable environmental effects within federal jurisdiction and are not aligned with Canada’s domestic and international climate change commitments. Accordingly, this position will inform federal decision making on thermal coal mining projects.


Marking World Environment Day, Canada invests up to $55 million in 58 local climate action projects

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

That is why today, the Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the Government of Canada will invest up to $54.9 million in 58 community-based climate action initiatives from across Canada. These projects, funded by the Climate Action and Awareness Fund, will build capacity and awareness for local action on climate change. Each community focused project will support Canada’s climate goals, including achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.


Government of Canada invests in 10 First Nations Guardians initiatives

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $600,000 in funding for 10 new initiatives under the Indigenous Guardians Pilot. Guardians act as the “eyes and ears on the ground.” These initiatives will enable First Nations to monitor ecological health, maintain cultural sites, and protect sensitive areas and species, while creating jobs.


The Government of Canada invests in plastics science research to further understand environmental threats

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, announced that the Government of Canada is providing close to $7 million to support seven science-based research projects. These projects aim to close gaps in our knowledge and improve understanding of the threats posed by plastic pollution and to help us move toward a cleaner and healthier world.


Canada and Ontario mark 50th anniversary of Great Lakes Agreement by signing ninth agreement

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced that they have signed the new Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health , which sets out specific actions each government will take to protect and restore the Great Lakes, such as preventing toxic and nuisance algae, improving wastewater and stormwater management, reducing plastic pollution and excess road salt, restoring native species and habitats, and increasing resilience to climate change.


Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Natural Resources participate in G7 Climate and Environment Ministers’ Meeting

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Over the past two days, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, participated virtually in the G7 Climate and Environment Ministers’ Meeting hosted by the UK. He was joined by the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, for the discussions on net zero and clean-energy transition.


The Canadian Hurricane Centre is prepared for an above-average 2021 hurricane season

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

This morning, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, which predicts hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean this year will be above normal. NOAA predicts 13 to 20 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 5 major hurricanes. The outlook is a general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season. Shortly after NOAA released its outlook, the Canadian Hurricane Centre put it into context for Canadians, so they have an idea of what to expect this hurricane season and how to prepare accordingly.


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