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Government of Canada convenes a high-level roundtable on sustainable finance with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, hosted a roundtable alongside Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to harness the power of sustainable finance in fighting climate change and building strong economies. The roundtable brought together leaders from Canada’s financial and banking sector, Government of Canada institutions, and civil society, as well as other sustainable finance representatives. The event was moderated by Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and the former Governor of the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada. Discussions identified concrete actions to engage the private sector to build a net-zero economy in Canada and internationally.


Engaging Canadians on a National Adaptation Strategy to build a climate ready economy and communities

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched a public consultation to develop Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy, a whole-of-society blueprint for coordinated action across the country, ensuring communities and Canadians are prepared for the impacts of climate change.


$2.2-billion expansion of the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects like Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a $2.8-million investment for SaskPower from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support its Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program, which this week is launching its application window for the year. SaskPower is also contributing over $1.0 million to support this project, which will provide energy efficiency home retrofits in participating First Nations communities.


Husky Oil Operations Limited fined $600,000 for Fisheries Act offence

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On April 29, 2022, Husky Oil Operations Limited was fined $600,000 in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan for contravening subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.


Government of Nunavut ordered to pay $100,000 fine for Rankin Inlet diesel fuel spill into Hudson Bay

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On April 14, 2022, at the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Government of Nunavut was ordered to pay $100,000 after pleading guilty to one offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), in violation of subsection 2.1(1) of the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund to support projects that benefit the natural environment.


The Government of Canada invests in fish and wildlife habitat restoration in the Toronto waterfront

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, on Earth Day, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, alongside Paula Fletcher, Councillor for Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, celebrated progress made to restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern, with the support of $202,998 in funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative.


The Government of Canada supports Nova Scotia organizations in keeping water clean and protecting key ecosystems

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Member of Parliament for Halifax, Andy Fillmore, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced $554,745 in funding for three new projects to directly address water-quality issues in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Wolastoq/Saint John River watersheds. The funding comes from the Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives, which aim to improve the health, productivity, and sustainability of priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.


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