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Government of Canada Funding for the City of Greater Sudbury and the Canadian Tree Nursery Association to Help Restore Forests

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, along with Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for the Nickel Belt, and Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced two investments through the 2 Billion Trees program. The first is an amount of $200,000 to the City of Greater Sudbury to plant 200,000 trees by 2027 and the second is an amount of $300,000 to the Canadian Tree Nursery Association (CTNA) to increase skilled labour in the tree nursery sector.


Government of Canada Announces $10 Million to Support Critical Minerals Mining in Northern Ontario

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced two investments of $5 million each to the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corp (MIRARCO) and Electra Battery Materials Corporation (Electra) to support the critical minerals sector in Canada, and in Northern Ontario specifically. These projects join nearly 130 mining projects under construction or planned over the next 10 years in Canada, representing a combined value of $93.5 billion, according to Natural Resources Canada’s Major Projects Inventory.


Government of Canada Releases Updated Critical Minerals List

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced that the Critical Minerals List has been reviewed and updated following substantial consultations to focus our efforts in developing robust critical minerals value chains. To determine which minerals are considered critical, Canada released its first Critical Minerals List in March 2021 with a commitment to review the minerals identified as critical every three years. The list guides federal policy and programs and signals government areas of priority to stakeholders. Public consultations took place with provincial and territorial governments, other government departments, industry, Indigenous groups and other interested or affected stakeholders.


Minister Wilkinson Welcomes the Canada Electricity Advisory Council Final Report to Help Build Canada’s Clean Electricity Future

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the release of Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success, the final report from the Canada Electricity Advisory Council. The report lays out the Council’s findings and provides 28 recommendations to inform future Government of Canada policy initiatives.


ENERGY STAR® Canada Recognizes Leaders in Energy Efficiency

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Michael Vandergrift, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the winners of the 2024 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards and congratulated them for their remarkable contributions in promoting the most energy-efficient products, homes and buildings — enabling Canadians to reduce their energy consumption and take action on climate change.


New Federal Investments in Community and Indigenous-Led Projects to Support Vehicle Decarbonization

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At the BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility Conference, Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced an investment to support zero-emissions and clean fuels awareness projects.


Government of Canada and Government of Nunavut Launch the Nunavut Regional Energy and Resource Table ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᑦᓴᓄᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᕝᕕᒻᒥᒃ

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Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources; the Honourable David Akeeagok, Nunavut’s Minister of Human Resources, Economic Development and Transportation, Mines and Trade; and the Honourable Daniel Qavvik, Nunavut’s Minister of Environment, Energy, Culture and Heritage, announced that Nunavut is formally joining the Regional Energy and Resource Tables (Regional Tables). The Regional Tables are a collaborative initiative among the federal government and individual provinces and territories, alongside Indigenous partners and with the input of key stakeholders, that aim to advance, accelerate and collaborate on the top economic priorities in the energy and resource sectors in each of Canada’s regions as we transition to a net-zero future. ᐅᓪᓗᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓇᑕᓐ ᕕᐅᓪᑭᓐᓴᓐ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᓪᓗ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓄᓪᓗ, ᐅᔭᕋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ; ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᖃᕝᕕᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ, ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ; ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ, ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᖅᑲᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᓪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᓗ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ, ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᖕᒥᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᖃᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅᑐᓪᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ, ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᐃᒋᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒍᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᒃᓴᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓅᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᕙᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᕈᖅᓴᐃᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ.


Governments of Canada and Manitoba Strengthen Ability to Prepare for and Respond to Wildfires

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The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, was joined by the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, to make an announcement with the Honourable Jamie Moses, Manitoba Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources, to jointly invest $38.4 million over four years under the Government of Canada’s Fighting and Managing Wildfires in a Changing Climate Program – Equipment Fund (FMWCC) to support Manitoba’s efforts to purchase wildland firefighting equipment to enhance provincial readiness and capacity to prepare for and respond to wildland fires.


Government of Canada and the United States Co-Invest to Strengthen Critical Mineral Value Chains

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the first co-investment with the U.S. in two Canadian companies developing deposits of critical minerals — Fortune Minerals Limited located in the Northwest Territories and Lomiko Metals, Inc. in Quebec. The two companies are receiving funding from both Canada and the U.S. to accelerate their projects towards production.


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