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Nova Scotia Power Incorporated fined for violating the Fisheries Act

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On June 16, Nova Scotia Power Incorporated was sentenced in the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia and ordered to pay $175,000 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Fisheries Act. The charge relates to an oil spill into Tufts Cove (a part of the Halifax Harbour) that occurred on August 2, 2018. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.


Minister Guilbeault kicks off the Indigenous Nature Conservation Virtual Film Festival

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Environment and Climate Change Canada is launching a special week-long Indigenous Nature Conservation Film Festival, featuring nine short films on nature conservation initiatives from across Canada beginning today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, through its social media accounts. Indigenous leaders show us the lands, wildlife, and cultures they have protected for millennia and will continue to nurture for the future. Videos highlight the strengthened partnership between Indigenous Peoples and the Government of Canada to formally protect and conserve more lands and oceans across the country.


Minister Guilbeault announces investment with Ducks Unlimited Canada to increase long-term carbon storage and enhance biodiversity by conserving wetland and coastal marshes across Eastern Canada

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $5.6 million over three years with Ducks Unlimited Canada.


ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. and 7623704 Canada Inc., partners in a mining company that operates Mont-Wright mining complex, fined a total of $15 million for violating the Fisheries Act

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On June 10, 2022, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. and 7623704 Canada Inc. were fined a total of $15 million by the Court of Quebec, at the Montréal courthouse. On October 15, 2021, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. was found guilty of 93 charges and 7623704 Canada Inc. was found guilty of five charges for violating the Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The conviction stemmed from incidents at the Mont-Wright mining complex in Fermont, Quebec, from May 25, 2011 to May 14, 2013.On June 10, 2022, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. and 7623704 Canada Inc. were fined a total of $15 million by the Court of Quebec, at the Montréal courthouse. On October 15, 2021, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. was found guilty of 93 charges and 7623704 Canada Inc. was found guilty of five charges for violating the Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The conviction stemmed from incidents at the Mont-Wright mining complex in Fermont, Quebec, from May 25, 2011 to May 14, 2013.


Government of Canada supports Canadian innovation in tackling plastic packaging waste

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Government of Canada is announcing the winner of the Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenge on Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic Packaging. This Challenge is sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of the Innovative Solutions Canada program. Magemi Mining Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, will receive up to $1 million to develop a prototype of its proposed sustainable alternative to plastic packaging, a reduced graphene oxide reinforced recycled paper. This product is durable, highly recyclable, and could replace single-use plastic in various applications, such as plastic grocery bags, while maintaining convenience and accessibility.


Canada invests $11.3 million to increase biodiversity conservation in UNESCO biosphere reserves

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $11.3 million over three years from Canada’s Enhanced Nature Legacy to increase biodiversity conservation efforts in nineteen UNESCO biosphere reserves across Canada. These biosphere reserves range from Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia to Riding Mountain in Manitoba, Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, the Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve in the Baie-Comeau region of Quebec, and New Brunswick’s Fundy Biosphere Reserve.


Canada improves regulations that protect migratory birds in Canada

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

As Canadians mark Environment Week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced it is modernizing the Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR) as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to protecting and conserving migratory birds. The regulations are in addition to Canada’s commitment to protect 25 percent of lands and waters by 2025, working toward 30 percent by 2030.


Canada launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System to support a clean, green economy

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Today, the Government of Canada launched Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System, a key measure outlined in Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. The offset system will give municipalities, foresters, farmers, Indigenous communities, and others a market-based incentive to undertake innovative projects that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) by preventing emissions and removing GHGs from the atmosphere.


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