GUELPH, ON, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the
Honourable Peter Kent, spoke to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce today
about Government of Canada initiatives to strengthen environmental
protection. Minister Kent is also meeting with community stakeholders
to discuss their priorities for the upcoming federal Budget.
"I'm delighted to be in Guelph today," said Minister Kent. "The value of
our environment and its significance are well understood by our
Government. We recognize that conservation and environmental protection
are very important to well-being of all Canadians."
Minister Kent outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring
that Canadians have access to fresh water, clean air, and a healthy
environment. Through sound science, strong leadership, and productive
partnerships, the Government of Canada has advanced initiatives towards
protecting and restoring the Great Lakes, increasing land conservation,
and protecting endangered species.
Minister Kent highlighted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
address climate change. He also pointed to the important role of
science in driving the development of world-class regulations in
For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement,
please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
For further information:
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Environment Canada's Twitter page: http://twitter.com/environmentca
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