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Government of Canada and FCM support energy-saving retrofits in Nova Scotia

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Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and MP for Sydney — Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, President of FCM, announced $500,000 through the Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative to support New Dawn Enterprises Ltd.’s, a non-profit enterprise, ambitious energy-saving retrofit of 20 homes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


Government of Canada Announces 2 Billion Trees Funding to Plant 300,000 Trees in Prince Edward Island

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Honourable Steven Myers, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, announced nearly $3 million to plant trees that will permanently expand forest cover in P.E.I. and help recover areas damaged by Hurricane Fiona. The Government of Canada is providing $1.7 million dollars under the 2 Billion Trees program (2BT) with the remainder being provided by the Government of Prince Edward Island.


Now Accepting Project Applications: Green Freight Program Stream 2

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, opened a call for project applications for Stream 2 of the Green Freight Program. This stream will provide support for innovative actions including engine repowers, switching to cleaner fuels, and fleet transportation improvements.


Government of Canada Announces More Funding for Firefighter Training and Provides Update on 2023 Wildland Fire Season Forecast

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In North Vancouver, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined by the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced that $400,000 through the first phase of the Fighting and Managing Wildfires in a Changing Climate - Training Fund will be provided to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to fund a pilot project to help build wildfire fighting capacity and enhance training best practices.


Canada Accepting New Applications for Three Forest Sector Innovation Programs

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, launched calls for expressions of interest (EOI) and funding proposals for three programs that help support diversification, innovation and competition in the Canadian forest sector.


Government of Canada Releases Vision to Build a Clean, Affordable and Reliable Electricity System to Power Canada Forward

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, released Powering Canada Forward, the Government of Canada’s vision for transforming Canada’s electricity sector, to decarbonize our grids by 2035, keep our electricity systems reliable and ensure household energy costs are affordable. This project rivals any nation-building project in Canada’s history.


Government of Canada Confirms 2 Billion Trees Program is Exceeding Planting Goals, Announces New Agreements to Plant 56 Million Additional Trees

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced that Canada has supported the planting of over 110 million trees since the program was launched in 2021 - exceeding the goal to plant approximately 90 million trees during the first two years of the program and is putting us on track to achieve the two billion trees commitment. At an event today in Surrey, British Columbia, to support the Surrey Parks Forest Restoration Planting program, Minister Wilkinson planted a tree with Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke. The Minister also announced 16 new 2 Billion Trees program contribution agreements totalling over $100 million that will support the planting of an additional 56 million trees in the years ahead.


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