News Releases

A complete listing of the department's News Releases and Statements issued in the last year. Archives are also accessible from this page.

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2014

March

February

  • Canada-Mexico Climate Change Cooperation

    February 20, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Today, Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced $2.5 million towards the establishment of the Canada-Mexico Climate Change Cooperation Platform, a project funded through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mexico as part of Canada’s $1.2 billion Fast Start Financing. This project was highlighted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper following the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico on February 19, 2014.

  • Taking Action for a Healthier Lake Winnipeg

    February 19, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Members of Parliament James Bezan and Joyce Bateman, joined by Senator Janis Johnson and Member of Parliament Joy Smith, were in Winnipeg today to reaffirm the Government of Canada’s commitment and actions in support of Lake Winnipeg on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council.

  • Reptile smuggling nets six-month conditional sentence and $5000 fine

    February 17, 2014 – Cornwall, Ontario – Stephen Malcolm Shillingford, of Cornwall, Ontario, was convicted in the Ontario Court of Justice on February 10, 2014, for illegally importing reptiles, listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), into Canada from the United States.

  • Canada Promotes Cooperation with United States on Arctic and Environmental Issues

    February 6, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, was in Washington, D.C., on February 3 and 4, 2014, to promote the Arctic Council’s program during Canada’s chairmanship of the Council and to discuss environmental priorities and achievements, including progress under the United States-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

January

  • Government of Canada Discusses Key Conservation Issues with Members of Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel

    January 23, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Minister Aglukkaq and Minister Shea met with members of the Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel (HAAP) on January 22, 2014.

  • Working Together to Protect the Greater Sage-Grouse

    January 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta – Minister Aglukkaq has announced a $2.1 million contribution for the Calgary Zoo’s new captive breeding and rearing program for the Greater Sage-Grouse. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and preserving our rich biodiversity, as seen in the $25 million/year investment for species at risk in Economic Action Plan 2012. This program is breaking new ground—this will be the first time that Sage-Grouse have been bred and raised in captivity in Canada.

  • Enjoy Winter at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

    QUEBEC CITY, QC – January 6, 2014 – This winter, Environment Canada’s Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area (NWA) invites you to come on weekends until March 9, 2013, or during the spring break from March 3 to 7. Discover the NWA and enjoy some winter fun in this area dedicated to biodiversity conservation, while you learn the basics or increase your knowledge.