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News Archive - Canada
2001 and 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Government Responds to Industry Concerns About Climate Change, Press Release December 18, 2002

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Agricultural Science Helping Farmers Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Press Release December 17, 2002

Government of Canada Ratifies Kyoto Protocol, Press Release December 17, 2002

Notes for an Address by The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the Deposit of Canada's Instruments of Ratification for the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, December 17, 2002

Statement by Prime Minister Chrétien - Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, December 16, 2002

Statement to the Media by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Following Parliamentary Approval and Royal Assent of the Species at Risk Act, December 13, 2002

Species at Risk Act Given Royal Assent, Press Release December 12, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: New Bus Engine Technology Helps Canada Address Climate Change, Press Release December 6, 2002

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada: Updates List of Species at Risk, Press Release November 29, 2002

Government of Canada Takes Action to Make Its Fleet Climate-friendly, Press Release November 22, 2002

The Government of Canada Releases the Climate Change Plan for Canada, Press Release November 21, 2002

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: National Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Research Established at Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Press Release November 21, 2002

Canadian International Development Agency: Launch of Proposal Call for 2003-2004, November 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, to the Mining Association of Canada - "Mining Day on the Hill", November 19, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, to the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, November 14, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment: "Stockholm +30",the 2002 Pollution Probe Annual Gala Dinner, November 13, 2002

Green Power - New Pollution Probe report today says Canada could double its green energy, calls for national program, Press Release November 13, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Campaign Raises Awareness About Unnecessary Idling, Press Release November 7, 2002

Climate Change Draft Plan - Tell Us What You Think On-line questionnaire

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Natural Resources Canada Announce Winners of the First Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technology Competition

Statement by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, at the Close of the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 1, 2002

Environment Canada: Provincial and Territorial Statement on Climate Change Policy, October 28, 2002

Déclaration des provinces et des territoires sur la politique en matière de changement climatique, le 28 octobre, 2002

Anderson and Dhaliwal welcome constructive provincial / territorial input into draft climate change plan, October 28, 2002

A Comprehensive Overview of the Government of Canada's Draft Plan for Meeting its Climate Change Commitments, October 24, 2002

Natural Resources Canada Has Released Forestry and Agriculture, Chapters Two and Three of the Report Entitled Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Canadian Perspective, October 23, 2002

2002 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Canada Foundation for Innovation: Fourth Innovation Fund Competition - Call for Proposals

The Government of Canada Has Released an Electronic Document, Entitled Modelling the Economic Impacts of Addressing Climate Change

Government of Canada Reveals Pilot Emission Removals, Reductions and Learnings (PERRL) in Shell of Action Plan 2000, Press Release October 17, 2002

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers Move Forward on a Number of Joint Initiatives, Press Release September 26, 2002

Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Identifying National Research Priorities for the Environmental Influences on Health, September 2002

Coalition Formed to Advance "Made in Canada" Strategy on Climate Change, Press Release September 26, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Regions Join Campaign to Promote “Smarter” Wood Burning, Press Release September 26, 2002

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat: Joint Meeting of Ministers - Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council and Wildlife Ministers' Council of Canada, Press Release September 25, 2002

Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal Has Released a Report Entitled Canada's Forest Biodiversity: A Decade of Progress in Sustainable Management, Following the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers' Meeting in Halifax, Press Release September 25, 2002

Canadian Geographic Announces People's Choice Winners for the Canadian Environment Awards 2002, Press Release September 24, 2002

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Have Released the Discussion Document "Making it Clear - Renewing the Federal Regulations on Bottled Water: A Discussion Paper, Press Release September 17, 2002

Canadian International Development Agency: Development Cooperation and Environment - The Post Johannesburg Agenda, Speech by the Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, September 4, 2002

A Statement by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, at the Close of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, September 4, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Countries to Discuss Sustainable Mining, Press Release September 3, 2002

Environment Canada: Notice with Respect to a Critical Use of Methyl Bromide
Note: Written submissions with respect to this notice must be received prior to October 30, 2002

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson to the Plenary Session of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, August 29, 2002

Industrial Facilities Required to Plan for Environmental Emergencies, Press Release August 20, 2002

Canada Foundation for Innovation: Innovation Fund 2003 - Draft Call for Proposals, Press Release August 19, 2002

Government of Canada Achieves Another Major Milestone in Bringing Cleaner Air to Canadians, Press Release July 31, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Report Highlighting Canada's Ten-year Journey in Sustainable Forest Mangement since Rio, Press Release July 18, 2002

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Has Launched Two Initiatives to Improve Environmental Sustainability in Farm Operations and Help Farmers Deal with Droughts, Press Release July 17, 2002

Natural Resources Canada Has Launched the Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI), Press Release July 17, 2002

Important Changes to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Robert Thibault has Launched Canada's Oceans Strategy, a Framework for the Protection and Sustainable Use of Canada's Marine Environment, Press Release July 12, 2002

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Proposed Regulations Protect Great Lakes from Bulk Water Removals, Press Release July 3, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the Managing Shared Waters Conference, June 24, 2002

New Federal Regulations to Reduce Pollutants from Metal Mines, Press Release June 19, 2002

Remarks by Minister Anderson at the Closing Press Conference of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, June 19, 2002

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, at the Meeting of Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, June 19, 2002

Speech by Sid Gershberg, President, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency at the International Association for Impact Assessment 2002 Conference, June 18, 2002

The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Gulf of St. Lawrence Groundfish Management Measures for 2002, June 17, 2002

Environment Canada: Climate Change Consultation Process, Press Release June 7, 2002

The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Clarification of Fisheries Regulations, Press Release June 7, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Government Kicks Off Vehicle Anti-idling Campaign, Press Release June 6, 2002

Canada could lose fuel cell technology edge to growing global competition, says new report, Press Release June 6, 2002

Government Motions Tabled to Further Improve Proposed Species at Risk Act, Press Release June 5, 2002

Proposed Amendments Being Considered for Schedule V of the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations, June 2002

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Environment Week Launch of Ethanol Fueling Facility, Press Release May 31, 2002

Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development by Hugh McRoberts, Assistant Auditor General, May 28, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Energy Efficiency - It's Worth Celebrating!, Press Release May 27, 2002
Nominations are now being accepted for Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards 2003

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, to the International Children's Conference on the Environment, May 25, 2002

Environment Canada: EnviroZine (Issue 20, 24 May 2002)

Health Canada: Pesticide Initiative Aims to Reduce Risks, Enhance Environmental Sustainability, Press Release May 23, 2002

Research Network to Study Impacts of Climate Change on Coastlines, Press Release May 14, 2002

Canadian Polar Commission Call for Proposals - Climate Change Action Fund, Deadline: June 12, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment at the 2002 Youth Summit on Sustainable Urban Transportation, May 10, 2002

Engagement Plan Launched for Canada's Innovation Strategy – Get Involved!
"On May 9, 2002, Industry Minister Allan Rock officially unveiled the engagement plan, the second phase in the Government of Canada's Innovation Strategy. The engagement plan will allow stakeholders and individual Canadians to voice their views on Canada's Innovation Strategy and identify next steps for all regions and sectors of the economy in developing a national action plan this fall."

National Energy Board: Canada's Energy Future - Scenarios for Supply and Demand to 2020
Includes information about public consultations in the Fall of 2002

Canadian Environmental Protection Act First Annual Report for Period April 2000 to March 2001

Natural Resources Canada: Managing Forests on the Agenda, Press Release May 7, 2002

The Honorable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Pledges Action on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada List of Canadian Species at Risk, Press Release May 6, 2002

Emergency Preparedness Week: May 6 to 12 2002

Three Air Pollutants to be Declared Toxic Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Press Release May 3, 2002

A $170 Million Research & Technology Fund Now Ready to Receive Call for Proposals, Press Release May 2, 2002

General Trends for Year 2000 Green House Gas Emissions Data
Data findings from Canada's year 2000 greenhouse gas emissions report delivered to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) April 15 as required as a Party to the UNFCCC.

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P. Minister of the Environment on the Occasion of the Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable, April 26, 2002

Message from Environment Minister - Earth Day, April 22, 2002

Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Green Municipal Funds Investments of $1.2 Million to Improve Municipal Infrastructure and the Environment, Press Release April 22, 2002

Government of Canada Supports Residential Solar Energy Systems, Press Release April 22, 2002

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Program for Canadian Agriculture Launched, Press Release April 22, 2002

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans at the Second Atlantic Mayors' Congress Meeting - "Ocean Opportunities in Balance", April 19, 2002

Environment Canada: Banff Ministerial Statement on the World Summit on Sustainable Development, April 13 & 14, 2002

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission - Important Notice on Proposed Amendments to Regulations (30 day review period beginning April 13, 2002)

Environment Canada Funds Projects to Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Environment Meetings, Press Release April 12, 2002

Minister's Message National Wildlife Week, April 7-14, 2002

Government of Canada Invests $2.7 Million in Green Fuel Research, Press Release April 5, 2002

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment Announces Tougher Emission Standards for On-Road Vehicles and Engines, Press Release April 4, 2002

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Announces Mackerel Management Plan for 2002-2006, Press Release April 3, 2002

Government of Canada Renews First Nation Forestry Program, Press Release April 2, 2002

Remarks by the Honourable David Anderson, United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council President at the 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, March 28, 2002

Winners of 5NR Science Awards to Leaders in Sustainable Development 2002, March 2002

The Honourable Anne McLellan, Minister of Health, Introduces a Bill to Modernize Pesticide Legislation and Protect Canadians, Press Release March 21, 2002
For more information, Click Here.

First Nations Land Management Initiative - An Important Step Towards Self-governance For First Nations, Press Release March 20, 2002

Costs of Kyoto - What we Know, Statement by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment March 18, 2002

Notes for an address by the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment on the Occasion of the GLOBE 2002 Conference, March 13, 2002

The Honorable Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, Announced Today that the National Research Council Will Increase Funding for Fuel Cell Research and Development, Press Release March 13, 2002

Environmental Technology Awards Opening Markets for Innovative Canadian Companies, Press Release March 13, 2002

Canada's Climate Change and Clean Air Goals Need Nuclear Energy, Press Release March 11, 2002

Proposed Changes to Marine Mammal Regulations Related to Hunting of Seals, Press Release March 5, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson on the Occasion of the Annual Awards of the Voluntary Challenge Registry (VCR), March 5, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment on the Occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, March 1, 2002

New Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair in Environmental Design Engineering, Press Release February 28, 2002
"One of the Chair's first initiatives will be the development of the Urban Systems Environmental Design Centre, a facility that will use the City of Guelph as a case study to develop innovative ways to address environmental problems."

Sustainable Cities Initiative, February 27, 2002

Canadian Science and Technology Uncovering Details of Ozone Depletion, Press Release February 26, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the International Institute for Sustainable Development/Canadian Energy Research Institute Conference on the Implications of Continental Energy Markets and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, February 21, 2002

Environment Canada and the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Have Signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Reduce the Amount of Dental Amalgam Waste Discharged Into the Environment, February 21, 2002

Environment Minister David Anderson has Launched a Pilot Project to Collect and Dispose of Unbroken Mercury Fever Thermometers to Reduce Mercury Levels in the Environment, February 21, 2002

Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries - Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin (Chapter 1 - 2001 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development), February 19, 2002

Canadian Dentists and Environment Canada Work Toward Common Goal, Press Release February 18, 2002

Canada's Third National Report on Climate Change - 2001, posted online: February 2002

Statement by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Following the Release of the U.S. Proposal on Clean Air and Climate Change, Press Release February 14, 2002

Notes for an Address by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the Opening Ceremonies of the 7th Special Session of the Governing Council, United Nations Environment Program and Global Ministerial Environment Forum, February 13, 2002

Environmental Agreement to Reduce Pollution, Press Release February 13, 2002

The Conservation Basis for the Regulation of Whale Watching in Canada by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans: A Precautionary Approach. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2363, call for comments February 7, 2002

Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: 2001 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, January 31, 2002

Bulletin Relating Terrorist Interest in Water Supply and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Information Note January 30, 2002

Pulp and Paper Industry More Productive If Pollution Abatement Efforts Counted, Press Release January 30, 2002

Canada's Most Fuel-efficient Vehicles Announced, Press Release January 30, 2002

The Polar Commission Has Launched the Polar Science Forum, an On-line Community Centre for the Canadian Polar Research Community, Press Release January 21, 2002

The Government of Canada Invests Over $1 Million to Restore the Great Lakes, Press Release January 14, 2002

National Round Table Launches Emissions Trading Awareness Initiative, Press Release January 8, 2002

Amendments Made to Cost Recovery Order Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Press Release January 3, 2002

Government of Canada moves forward on regulations to reduce levels of sulphur in diesel, Press Release December 19, 2001

CRTC Licenses World's First Environment Channel, Press Release December 13, 2001

The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Accepted the Final Report of the Eminent Panel on Seal Management, Press Release December 12, 2001

Environment Canada (EC) has Recommended that Road Salts be Mentioned in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), Identifying Them as Being Harmful to the Environment, December 6, 2001
Canadians are invited to comment on the recommendation by 29 January 2002

Speaking Notes for an Address by the Honorable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment on the Occasion of the Arctic Science Forum Reception, December 4, 2001

Government Proposal on Road Salts Released, Press Release November 30, 2001

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Has Added a Net Total of Seven Wild Species to the List of Canadian Species at Risk, Press Release November 29, 2001

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Announces New Initiatives for Renewable Energy and Lower Emissions From Power Plants, Press Release November 29, 2001

More Air Emission Information Will be Required From Canadian Industry, Press Release November 28, 2001

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on Canada's Environmental Agenda, November 27, 2001

Federal Government Provides an Additional $1 Million for Livestock Environmental Initiative, Press Release November 21, 2001

The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces 2001 Recipients of the 5NR Awards to Leaders In Sustainable Development, Press Release November 15, 2001

Federal Environmental Action Plan in Response to the 1996 Saguenay Floods: Final Report 1997-2001

Environment Canada's Performance Report for the Period Ending March 31, 2001 is Now Available

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Pollution Prevention Awards
The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2001

Government of Canada Announces $10 Million For Habitat and Species at Risk, Press Release November 8, 2001

Preliminary Consultations on Discussion Draft On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations under Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999, Press Release November 7, 2001

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Welcomes Final Report of the Task Force on the Canadian Information System for the Environment, Press Release October 23, 2001

Update on Fisheries Affected by the Supreme Court's Marshall Decision, October 23, 2001

Forest Management Practices in Canada as an International Trade Issue - Government Response to the Final Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, October 2001

Canada Identifies Issues for 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, Press Release October 18, 2001
"Canadians will be able to help Canada identify its objectives for the World Summit on Sustainable Development through a Web-based survey announced today"

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister for the Environment, Announces Members of the Youth Round Table on the Environment, Press Release October 17, 2001

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Proposes Changes to Cost Recovery Order, Press Release October 9, 2001

Statement by The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Species at Risk Act, October 5, 2001

Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Press Release October 2, 2001

Canadian Partnership Branch Climate Change Fund, September 2001

New Emerging Fisheries Policy, September 2001

Notice with Respect to Perfluorocarbons, September 2001
"The notice requires companies, to whom the notice refers, to provide information specified in the notice to the Minister of the Environment no later than November 15, 2001."

Joint Meeting of Ministers of Energy and the Environment Winnipeg, Manitoba - September 24, 2001, Press Release September 24, 2001

Canada's Environment Ministers Make Safe Water their Top Priority, Press Release September 24, 2001

The State of Canada´s Forests 2000-2001, Natural Resources Canada

Canada's Wildlife and Resource Ministers Work Together to Protect Biodiversity, Press Release September 19, 2001

Manitoba Task Force: Link greenhouse gas reductions to energy policy with U.S., Mexico, Press Release September 17, 2001

Bill C-5 Will Protect Canada's Endangered Species, Press Release September 11, 2001

2001 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to be Tabled in the House of Commons, Press Release September 7, 2001

Wetland Mitigation in Canada: A Framework for Application, posted online September 7, 2001
"In Canada, there is no standardized, consistent approach to wetland mitigation. The NAWCC (Canada) recognized that there was a need for guidance, for a blueprint that those with the responsibility for developments and for land management could use to help them fulfill a commitment to wetland conservation. This paper, developed through an extensive consultation process, is published to help fill that void."

The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Responds to the Laforest Panel Report, Press Release September 6, 2001

Courier companies can deliver big emission cuts: report Study shows how a 50% cut in fuel consumption is possible, Press Release September 6, 2001

Notice of Consultation on a Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Habitat Protection and Pollution Prevention Provisions of the Fisheries Act, Press Release September 6, 2001
"The following document, namely the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Habitat Protection and Pollution Prevention Provisions of the Fisheries Act, is being placed on the Green Lane for a period of consultation and public comment that will last 60 days. This period will run from August 30, 2001 to October 30, 2001."

Health Canada to Require Environmental Assessments of Products Regulated Under the Food and Drugs Act, Press Release September 4, 2001

Information Bulletin: The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Has Published a New Regulatory Document: Regulatory Guide G-225, Emergency Planning at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, August 2001

New Federal Regulations Will Reduce Emissions From Dry Cleaning Operations, Press Release August 28, 2001

Minister Anderson Commends UNEP Report on Forests, Press Release August 24, 2001

Update on Fisheries Affected by the Supreme Court's Marshall Decision, Statement by Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, August 21, 2001

Invitation to Comment on Draft Regulatory Standard C-210, Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants, Information Bulletin August 17, 2001

Imports of Hazardous Waste Decline in 2000, Press Release August 3, 2001

Proposed Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) includes requirements for metal mines in Canada to conduct Environmental Effect Monitoring (EEM), posted July 31, 2001
"In accordance with the Canada Gazette, the formal public comment period for this pre-publication of the regulations will end on September 26th, 2001."

New federal regulations to reduce pollution from metal mines, Press Release July 31, 2001

Statement by the Prime Minister (Kyoto Protocol), July 26, 2001

Statement by the Prime Minister (Kyoto Protocol), July 23, 2001

Statement by Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray at Part II of the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Canada Joins Climate Change Agreement, Press Release July 23, 2001

Canada Country Statement delivered by Environment Canada Deputy Minister Alan Nymark at the Opening of the High-Level Session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 6 Bis), Press Release July 19, 2001

Competition Bureau Seeks Comments on New Environmental Labelling and Advertising Guidelines, Press Release July 18, 2001

Taking Action on Climate Change: A Compendium of Canadian Initiatives , Press Release July 17, 2001

The Honorable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces that Two-Thirds of the 73 New DFO Staff Positions in the Area of Aquaculture Have Been Filled, Press Release July 17, 2001

Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray Leads Canadian Delegation to Climate Change Negotiations in Bonn, Germany, Press Release July 13, 2001

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990 - 1999, posted online July 11, 2001

Pollution Probe partnership to launch MERC Switch-Out to remove mercury switches from old cars, Press Release June 18, 2001

Government of Canada Targets Largest Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Transportation, Press Release June 11, 2001

Environment Canada and Automakers Agree on the Introduction of Cleaner Vehicles in Canada, Press Release June 11, 2001

Government of Canada Commits to Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Press Release June 5, 2001

Progress in Pollution Prevention – 1999-2000 Annual Report, posted June 5, 2001

Canada Signs and Ratifies Global Agreement on Dangerous Pollutants, Press Release May 23, 2001

Making Environmental Information Accessible: New Reports Provide Directions, Press Release May 14, 2001
"Environment Canada today released two reports that examine how Canada measures and reports on environmental issues and the types of information available to Canadians as they make decisions that affect the environment."

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the Newsmaker's Breakfast National Press Club, May 11, 2001 (subject: The Kyoto Protocol on climate change)

Government of Canada takes further action for clean air, Press Release May 11, 2001
"The Government of Canada took another step today to ensure cleaner air for all Canadians by officially adding respirable particulate matter less than or equal to 10 Microns (PM 10) to the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). The announcement was made by Environment Minister David Anderson and Health Minister Allan Rock. Along with ground-level ozone, particulate matter (commonly referred to as PM) is a key component of smog."

Canada to Sign and Ratify Global Agreement to Protect Human Health from Dangerous Pollutants , Press Release May 9, 2001
"Canada will sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Environment Minister David Anderson announced today. The global agreement, known as the Stockholm Convention, will dramatically reduce or eliminate emissions of twelve toxic substances known as the "dirty dozen," a group that includes PCBs, DDT, dioxins and furans."

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Releases Results of Species Assessment Meeting, Press Release May 3, 2001

Environment Ministers Take Action on National and International Issues, Press Release May 1, 2001
"Encouraged by the attention and importance that Canadians attach to the environment, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) committed to provide strong leadership on these issues on behalf of Canadians. The council took action on a number of fronts to improve the quality of air and water that Canadians enjoy."

The Government of Canada's Interim Plan on Particulate Matter and Ozone (pdf format), April 26, 2001; press release

First National Compilation of Species Status Released, Press Release April 24, 2001
"The first national compilation of species status assessments has been released by Environment Minister David Anderson and Ontario Natural Resources Minister John Snobelen, Co-chairs of the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council. The report, Wild Species 2000: The General Status of Species in Canada, contains the general status assessments for a cross-section of 1600 Canadian species from all provinces, territories and ocean regions."

Canada-Costa Rica Agreement on Environmental Co-operation, April 23, 2001
"Canada-Costa Rica Agreement on Environmental Co-operation was signed by Environment Minister David Anderson and Foreign Minister Roberto Rojas."

Nuclear Fuel Waste Legislation Announced, Press Release April 25, 2001 (backgrounder)
"The legislation, called An Act Respecting the Long-Term Management of Nuclear Fuel Waste, is a key part of the Government of Canada's strategy on nuclear fuel waste management that was developed following extensive consultations with the public, provincial governments, waste owners and other interested parties. The legislation calls for nuclear utilities to form a waste management organization that would report regularly to the Government of Canada. This organization would provide recommendations to the Government on the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste. The legislation would also require that the utilities establish a trust fund to finance implementation of the approach, which would ensure that Canadian taxpayers are not exposed to this financial liability over the long term."

Canada Signs the Cartagena Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Press Release April 19, 2001
"The Government of Canada today signed the Cartagena Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The Protocol, also known as the Biosafety Protocol, regulates the transboundary movement of living organisms that are the products of biotechnology and that may have adverse effects on biodiversity. The Protocol is a major step forward towards strengthening Canada's regulatory framework internationally."

Ducks Unlimited Submits Report to Walkerton Inquiry, Press Release April 12, 2001
"A report entitled "Beyond the Pipe" submitted to the Walkerton Inquiry by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DU) clearly confirms that the management of key watershed features - including wetlands and the trees and grassland areas that surround water ways - is critical to the sustainability of water resources and the protection of our drinking water."

New Enforcement Tools and Chief Review Officer Ensure More Effective Environmental Protection, Press Release April 11, 2001
"Enforcement of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is receiving a boost with the coming into force of Environmental Protection Compliance Orders and the appointment of a Chief Review Officer and Review Officers, Environment Minister David Anderson announced today."

Proposed Nuclear Fuel Waste Legislation, posted online April 5, 2001
"The Government of Canada today took a major step forward in dealing with nuclear fuel waste in Canada. In the House of Commons today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion for legislation on the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste." Backgrounder: Notice of Ways and Means for Nuclear Fuel Waste Legislation

Government of Canada to Sign International Biosafety Agreement, Press Release April 5, 2001
"Canada will sign an international agreement to regulate the movement across international borders of living organisms modified by modern biotechnology."

Statement by Environment Minister David Anderson on Climate Change, Press Release April 4, 2001
"Today I met with European Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom and representatives of Sweden and Belgium to discuss how we can make progress in the international climate change negotiations. We also discussed the new context that resulted from recent statements by United States President George W. Bush and members of his administration concerning the Kyoto Protocol.

During our meeting, I reiterated our Government's firm position that implementation of the Kyoto Protocol is Canada's goal."

Meeting of Environment Ministers of the Americas - March 29-30, 2001 - Ministerial Communiqué, Press Release March 30, 2001
"We, the Ministers of the Environment and Heads of delegations from the 34 democratically elected governments of the Americas, met in Montreal, on March 29-30, 2001, to share our visions and priorities, and discuss how we can meet the most pressing environmental challenges of the hemisphere. In view of the Third Summit of the Americas, which will take place in Quebec City, on April 20-22, 2001, we bring the following environmental issues to the attention of our leaders."

Minister Anderson Delivers Opening Speech at Americana 2001, March 28, 2001

Statement - Environment Canada, posted online March 22, 2001
"On Friday, 16 March 2001, Canada's Minister of the Environment, David Anderson, sent a letter on global climate change to his counterparts in the European Union and to his partners in the Umbrella Group."

Déclaration - Environnement Canada
"Le vendredi 16 mars 2001, le ministre de l'Environnement du Canada, David Anderson, a envoyé une lettre traitant du changement climatique mondial à ses homologues de l'Union européenne et à ses partenaires du groupe de coordination."

Environment Minister's Report to the Parliament of Canada on the Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, and a Bill to Amend the Act, posted online March 21, 2001
"On March 20, 2001, the Minister of the Environment tabled a bill to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. At the same time he also submitted his report on the review of the Act."

Minister Anderson Tables Bill Proposing Changes to Strengthen Environmental Assessment for Canadians, Press Release March 20, 2001
"Environment Minister David Anderson tabled in Parliament today a bill to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The government has committed $51 million over five years to implement these changes."

The Government of Canada Announces Climate Change Research and Public Awareness Projects at Northern Summit, Press Release March 19, 2001
"Better understanding climate change and its impacts on the Canada's unique Northern environment, society and economy is the focus of the Climate Change in the Circumpolar North Summit, which opened today. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, addressed the Summit opening and announced 47 projects that will encourage Canadians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase public knowledge of climate change and shed new light on the Arctic climate system, as well as potential impacts and adaptation strategies. The Government of Canada is investing $1.8 million in these projects."

First-ever Meeting of Ministers of the Environment of the Americas in Montréal, posted online March 19, 2001
"Environment Minister David Anderson will host the first-ever meeting of the Environment Ministers of the Americas in Montréal on March 29-30, 2001. Over 30 of the 34 countries in the hemisphere with democratically elected governments have already confirmed their attendance to date."

Notice with Respect to Hydrofluorocarbons, posted online March 17, 2001
"On March 17, 2001, Environment Canada published a notice with respect to hydrofluorocarbons in the Canada Gazette Part I, pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The notice requires companies, to whom the notice refers, to provide information specified in the notice to the Minister of the Environment no later than May 31, 2001."

Listing of Planned Regulatory Initiatives Fiscal Year 2001-2002, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, posted online March 15, 2001

Two Regulations Proposed To Control Disposal at Sea
"Canada is proposing two regulations for the control of the disposal of wastes or other matter at sea. Anyone who wishes to comment on these proposed regulations may do so on or before April 19, 2001."

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