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Ministers Champagne, Bibeau, and Guilbeault highlight budget investments to support housing creation

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry; the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue; and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, were in Trois Rivières, Quebec, to highlight Budget 2024 investments to support housing creation.


Government of Canada invests to support Canadian innovators to find ways to reduce plastic pollution

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, as Canada welcomes the world to Ottawa for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4), the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $3.3 million in funding to support Canadian organizations that are developing innovative solutions to address plastic pollution.


Alberta resident sentenced to $35,000 fine and prohibition order for illegally importing and possessing protected turtles and turtle eggs

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On April 19, 2024, Zhongmin Zheng was sentenced to pay a total of $35,000 after pleading guilty in the Alberta Court of Justice to two charges under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA). In addition to the fine, Zheng was issued a prohibition order which prohibits the possession of any live animal for a period of two years. This includes wild animals, livestock, and pets.


The Government of Canada requires producers to take more responsibility for the plastic they put on the market

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

That is why today, coinciding with Earth Day under the theme Planet vs. Plastics, the Government of Canada announced the new Federal Plastics Registry, a tool to compel plastic producers and other companies across the plastics value chain to help monitor and track plastic from the time it is produced up to its end of life.


On World Water Day, the Government of Canada announces funding for new community projects to protect fresh water

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $800,000 in funding for new projects and ongoing initiatives under the Community Interaction Program. As part of the St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011–2026, the Community Interaction Program supports community projects aimed at conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainability, and improving water quality in the St. Lawrence River


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