OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of
the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development
Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today that two
Environment Canada senior enforcement officials have been appointed to
key positions within INTERPOL's Environmental Compliance and
Enforcement Committee (ECEC).
"Canada is a country of great abundance. Our vast territory comes with a
responsibility of stewardship for the protection of these precious
resources," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The selection of Gord Owen and
Sheldon Jordan for their respective roles is indicative that
Environment Canada's Enforcement Branch is distinguished by our
international peers. This is a proud moment for Canada."
The ECEC brings together executive leaders and decision makers from all
190 INTERPOL member countries to provide strategic advice on relevant
issues and to harness global support in the fight against environmental
crime. It is comprised of three working groups specializing in fighting
crime in wildlife, pollution, or fisheries.
Gord Owen, Environment Canada's Chief Enforcement Officer has been named
as a delegate to the executive level advisory board of the ECEC, while
Sheldon Jordan, Director General of Environment Canada's Wildlife
Enforcement Directorate, has been named as the Chair of INTERPOL's
Wildlife Crime Working Group.
Both were elected during a conference that was jointly hosted by
INTERPOL and the United Nations Environmental Program, in Nairobi,
Kenya, from November 4-8, 2013.
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SOURCE: Environment Canada
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