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Government of Canada Contributes $13.5 Million to Advance Innovative Forest Technologies and Clean Energy Projects in British Columbia

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That is why today, at the 21st annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a contribution of $13.5 million to two forest industry transformation projects and six clean energy projects in British Columbia. These eight projects have been funded through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program.


Federal Investment Supports Building Novel 14-Storey Mass-Timber Academic Tower at the University of Toronto

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Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $3.9-million federal contribution to the University of Toronto for the construction of a 14-storey mass timber academic and research tower on its St. George campus. The contribution comes through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program.


Minister Wilkinson Announces Over $6 Million to Unlock Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in Manitoba

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In Manitoba, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined the Honourable Wab Kinew, Premier of Manitoba, to announce a new combined federal investment of $6.2 million to support the future of sustainable aviation fuels in Manitoba in partnership with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the Province of Manitoba. This federal investment includes $5 million from the Clean Fuels Fund. This investment will support Azure in delivering a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study to unlock domestic growth in this emerging sector. The combined project investments total $12.3 million, including nearly $3 million in investments from the Province of Manitoba.


Federal Investment to Deliver 56 New EV Chargers across Halifax

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Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Mike Savage, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, alongside Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, as well as Lena Metlege-Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, announced an investment of $980,000 to the Halifax Regional Municipality to install 46 Level 2 and 10 Level 3 fast chargers for a total of 56 chargers at key locations across the Halifax region.


Federal Government and FCM Invest Over $1.2 Million to Support Home-Energy Upgrade Programs in Communities Across Ontario

| Natural Resources Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, announced an investment of over $1.24 million through the Green Municipal Fund’s Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative. These grants will support communities across Ontario in developing home-energy upgrade financing programs that will help households save money while improving comfort and lowering their emissions.


New Federal Call for Proposals for National Energy Systems Modelling

| Natural Resources Canada | news releases

Today, the Government of Canada launched a call for proposals for national energy systems modelling projects. This call will provide support for energy modellers as they address these challenges and develop new insights on energy technologies and systems that can help Canada reach net zero.


Canada Rejoins the International Tropical Timber Organization

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As the third most-forested country in the world, Canada is the steward of nine percent of the world’s forests and has a role to play in forest conservation and sustainable forest management globally.


Government of Canada Report Shows Climate Change Impacts — and Adaptation Actions — Are Evident in Sectors and Ecosystems in Canada

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The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the release of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Synthesis Report, the summary report of Canada’s National Knowledge Assessment of how and why Canada’s climate is changing; the impacts of these changes on our communities, environment, and economy; and how we are adapting. This report will help inform and support adaptation to climate change across the country.


Applicants Wanted: The Fighting and Managing Wildfire in a Changing Climate Program - Training Fund

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Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the launch of the Fighting and Managing Wildfire in a Changing Climate Program — Training Fund (FMWCC) call for applications. Under this program, the Government of Canada will provide funding to train 1,000 firefighters to help reduce the risks of wildfires and support community-based capacity to mitigate, prepare and respond to wildfires on an ongoing basis.


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