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2003

On December 12th, Canada's new Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Paul Martin, announced his new cabinet. Minister David Anderson retains his post as Canada's Minister of the Environment. Click here for more details about the new cabinet.

Integration of the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness Into the New Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Portfolio, December 12, 2003
"The Prime Minister has announced that the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness will be integrated into a new portfolio, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The Honourable Anne McLellan has been named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness."

Proposed new guideline for trichloroethylene (TCE) in drinking water, Press Release December 11, 2003

Environment Canada: Consultation With Organizations and Individuals Interested in Vehicle Emissions, Fuels and Fuel Additives, December 9, 2003
"The purpose of this letter is to invite your comments on a proposed framework for the establishment and conduct of an independent third-party process to review and assess new information on the effects of the fuel additive MMT (methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl) on vehicle emissions and emissions control systems."

Environment Canada: New National Wildlife Research Centre Web Site

Government of Canada Continues Promoting Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos, Press Release December 8, 2003

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment to the Western Diversification Environmental Technology Forum, December 5, 2003

COSEWIC assessed the status of 23 wild species, Press Release November 28, 2004
"At the first meeting of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) since the passage of SARA (Species At Risk Act), the committee members reviewed the conservation status of 23 species."

New Incentive Helps Transportation Sector Save Fuel And Address Climate Change, Press Release November 28, 2003
"A new rebate program will encourage the transportation industry to use equipment to reduce engine idling and cut greenhouse gases."

Dhaliwal Announces Government Of Canada Support For Climate Change Initiative, Press Release November 27, 2003
"The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, made the announcement of a $20-million contribution to the Forest 2020 Plantation Demonstration and Assessment initiative."

Fuel Consumption Guide Helps Canadians Save Money, Fuel And The Environment, Press Release November 26, 2003
"The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, today announced the release of the 2004 Fuel Consumption Guide and the winners of the 2004 EnerGuide Awards for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada."

Environment Ministers Seek Solutions Together, CCME meeting November 25, 2003
"Canadian environment ministers agreed today to work together to improve water and air quality, place more emphasis on children's health and the environment, and address electronics waste and the potential impacts of climate change."

Government of Canada and Dupont Reach Agreement to Address Climate Change, Press Release November 19, 2003
"The Government of Canada has signed its third agreement on climate change with industry. DuPont Canada Inc. has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 15 percent by 2008–2012. The other agreements, with the Canadian Working Group on Carbon Markets and the Forest Products Association of Canada, were signed over the past two months."

Cleaner Small Engines Required by 2005, Press Release November 19, 2003
"Engines found in lawnmowers, chainsaws, snowblowers and other small tools and equipment will be subject to new, cleaner emissions standards by 2005 under the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emissions Regulations approved today by the Government of Canada."

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Launches Internet Portal (www.geobase.ca) for Geospatial Information, Press Release November 19, 2003

Response of the Federal Departments and Agencies to the Petition Filed by Greenpeace Canada Under the Auditor General Act, November 13, 2003
Impacts of Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops on Soil Health: Toward a Precautionary and Scientifically Sound Approach?

Multiple Emissions Trading Simulation to Take Place in Calgary, Press Release November 19, 2003
"Canadian companies will get a practical introduction to multiple emissions trading at the 2nd Alberta Emissions Trading Simulation - A Multi-Pollutant Scenario"

Revitalizing Environmental Assessment in Canada, November 13, 2003 EnviroZine article, Environment Canada

Electronics recycling needs cleaning up, Globe and Mail article by David Ticoll, November 13, 2003

Atlas Launches New Module for Forests in Canada, Press Release November 12, 2003

Canadian Businesses Encouraged to Report on Environmental and Social Performance, Press Release November 12, 2003
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Toolkit website launched.

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada and Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry Agree on Blueprint for Climate Change Action, Press Release November 6, 2003
"Today's announcement with the pulp and paper sector marks the first agreement with industry. Discussions are progressing with other industry sectors, provinces and territories, and stakeholders."

Government of Canada Announces $1 Million Investment in Climate Change Partnerships, Press Release November 4, 2003

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Expands Energy Efficiency Programs for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, Press Release November 3, 2003

Minister Anderson Announces Members of the Youth Round Table on the Environment, Press Release November 3, 2003

Northern Environmental Research Initiative Receives $10 Million in Federal Funding, Press Release October 31, 2003

Minister of the Environment Welcomes Proclamation of Renewed Federal Environmental Assessment Legislation, Press Release October 30, 2003

Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, October 30, 2003
Road Transportation in Urban Areas: Accountability for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Environment Canada Performance Report For the period ending March 31, 2003

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Government Response to the 4th Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans - Aquatic Invasive Species: Uninvited Guests

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Announces Winner of Its National Community Recycling Leadership Award , Press Release October 24, 2003

Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, October 23, 2003
"I am here today to present our findings on Managing the Safety and Accessibility of Pesticides."

Notes for a Speech by The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, to the Launch of the EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive, October 21, 2003

Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries, October 21, 2003

Government of Canada Launches Ethanol Expansion Program, Press Release October 20, 2003
"The Government of Canada today launched the Ethanol Expansion Program by inviting industry to submit proposals for contributions toward the construction of new ethanol plants."

$62-Million Partnership To Revolutionize Ocean Research, Press Release October 17, 2003
"The CFI-B.C. funding investment will help the University of Victoria (UVic) develop the world's largest cable-linked seafloor observatory off North America's west coast."

Anti-Idling Campaign Launched At Truck Stops, Press Release October 16, 2003

Innovator in Air Pollution Control Wins National Sustainable Development Award, Press Release October 9, 2003
"Cansolv Technologies Inc., a Quebec firm that has developed a high efficiency process for the selective removal of sulphur dioxide from contaminated air streams, has won the second annual Canadian Innovation Award for Sustainable Development."

Transport Canada: Publication on Critical Tire Safety and Environmental Information Now Available, Press Release October 9, 2003

Allan Rock and Herb Dhaliwal Announce a $215 Million Investment to Extend Canadian Leadership in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy, Press Release October 9, 2003

Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Government's actions fall short on environmental commitments, Press Release October 7, 2003

  • Click Here to view the report

    Government of Canada Supports Breakthrough in Geomatics Industry, Press Release October 6, 2003

    Consulting Canadians: Smart Regulation
    "Our mandate is to propose a regulatory strategy for Canada for the 21st century that protects the health and safety of Canadians and of the environment, while contributing to innovation and competitiveness." Consultation Start Date: September 30, 2003; Consultation End Date: January 15, 2004

    The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, Announces an Appointment to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Press Release October 2, 2003

    Canadian Environment Awards calls on Canadian public for nominations in 2004, Press Release October 1, 2003

    Pilot Project Offers New Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Address Climate Change, Press Release September 26, 2003
    "The Government of Canada today launched the second round of the $15 million Pilot Emissions Removals, Reductions and Learnings (PERRL) initiative. Building on the great success of the first auction round, PERRL is allocating $2.5 million for the second auction round to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the area of renewable energy...Project submissions are being accepted until November 21, 2003 via the MERX electronic tendering service at www.merx.com."

    Canada-India Business Mission 2003 in conjunction with the India Climate Technology Bazaar:"Climate Change and Clean Energy Technologies", Nov 10-13, 2003
    Natural Resources Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, is organizing a Canadian Pavilion at the Climate Technology Bazaar in New Delhi. Registration for the Mission will be accepted up to October 16 to join the Mission.

    Look who's driving the green agenda, Globe and Mail article by David Boyd, September 24, 2003
    "Auto workers are not generally thought of as being in the vanguard of environmental protection. So it's a surprise that the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) is proposing one of Canada's most promising revolutions in environmental policy in years."

    AusTimber 2004 hosts Canada pavilion - March 29 - April 3,2004
    "AusTimber 2004 is one of Australasia's largest and most innovative forest industry events and the Canadian Consulate Trade Office in Aukland, in cooperation with Canadian Export Development Inc. (CEDI), invites Canadian exporters to participate in the Canada pavilion." For more info, see AusTimber 2004 in our Event Calendar.

    Environment Canada: Proposed Code of Practice to Reduce Environmental Impacts of Road Salts, Press Release September 22, 2003

    NRCan Launches Web Site Devoted To World Forestry Congress, Press Release September 19, 2003

    Natural Resources Canada: Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Addresses Key Forest Issues, Press Release September 19, 2003

    Canada's Forest Ministers Release New Tool for Sustainable Forest Management, Press Release September 19, 2003

    Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat: Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forests, Wildlife, Endangered Species and Fisheries, Press Release September 18, 2003

    Natural Resources Canada: The State of Canada's Forests - New Report, September 2003

    New Regulations to Help Commercial and Industrial Facilities Prevent and Better Respond to Environmental Emergencies, Press Release September 10, 2003

    New Maps Show Lightning Hot Spots in Canada, Press Release September 3, 2003

    Networks of Centres of Excellence: Government of Canada Takes Major Steps in Advancing Research in the Arctic, Press Release August 26, 2003

    The Government of Canada Is Holding Public Information Sessions on the Species at Risk Act in September and October 2003
    For more information, Click Here. (Please complete the RSVP form if attending)

    15% Decline in Imports of Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Recyclable Materials in 2002, Press Release August 20, 2003

    National sign-up extended for TD's Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Press Release August 19, 2003
    25,000 to help clean up the world's largest shoreline, September 13-21. Registration has been extended until August 29, 2003.

    Natural Resources Canada: Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit Grants, August 13, 2003

    Environment Canada: New Federal Regulations to Reduce the Use and Release of Toxic Substances Into the Environment, Press Release August 13, 2003
    "The Solvent Degreasing Regulations will require solvent degreasing operations that exceed a certain threshold, to reduce the use of TCE and PERC by 65% by 2007 and through reduced use, ultimately reduce the release of these substances into the environment."

    Plan now for Waste Reduction Week Canada! (October 20-26, 2003)
    Municipalities, businesses, schools and individuals will unite to effectively devise and practice ways to reduce waste. Visit www.wrwcanada.com for further information, free promotional resources, and ideas on events to plan for Waste Reduction Week.

    Government of Canada Announces $1 Billion Toward Implementation of the Climate Change Plan for Canada, Press Release August 12, 2003

    Remarks by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, at an Announcement Concerning the Climate Change Plan for Canada, August 12, 2003

    Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Partners With Canadian Trucking Alliance on Energy Efficiency, Press Release August 12, 2003

    Environment Canada: The Government of Canada Commits $1.9 Million in Funding the Great Lakes, Press Release August 11, 2003

    Canada's First Water & Wastewater Occupational Standards Being Developed
    CCHREI invites all water & wastewater operators/managers to participate in the focus group sessions throughout September in Toronto (8th), Halifax (10th), Calgary (15th), and Vancouver (16th).

    Unique "Energy Centre" opens at the Bedford Institute of Oceonography, Press Release August 6, 2003
    This award winning green building design is groundbreaking.

    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: Working for Canada's Environment: Accomplishments and Commitments for 2002-2004

    Natural Resources Canada: Moving Forward on Sustainable Development - A Discussion Paper to Guide the Preparation of the Natural Resources Canada Sustainable Development Strategy

    Country Statement - The Honourable David Anderson, M.P., P.C Minister of the Environment at the Earth Observation Summit, July 31, 2003

    Over a Century and a Half of Canada's Weather Data Is Now Online , Press Release July 31, 2003

    Public Comment Invited on Changes to Align Canada's Environmental Assessment Regulations with its Nuclear Legislation, Press Release July 31, 2003

    Canadian Green Building Council Announces Launch, Press Release July 31, 2003

    Speaking Notes for Alan Tonks, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment - Kyoto and Sprawl: Building Cities that Work, July 25, 2003

    Consumers see fraction of eco-friendly rebate cash , Globe and Mail Article by Steven Chase, July 16, 2003

    Gary Gallon, by Martin Mittelstaedt for the Globe and Mail
    "One of Canada's most influential environmental activists, Gary Gallon, died Thursday in Montreal after a long battle with cancer."

    EnvironmentalCertificates.com
    Two new Environmental Science Certificate programs are being offered online through the University of Guelph. Participants can register now for courses beginning September 8, 2003.

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment - The Leading Edge: Stewardship and Conservation in Canada 2003 (July 4, 2003)

    Government of Canada will establish two New Networks of Centres of Excellence,Press Release July 4, 2003
    "The selected networks are ArcticNet and The Foods and Bio-Materials Network."

    Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards 2004
    "The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2004 series of this competition (except those for the Student Competition, which closes November 30, 2003) has been extended to August 31, 2003."

    Consulting Canadians: Regulations Amending the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations

    Government of Canada Takes Action to Ensure Authority to Act for Cleaner Air, Press Release July 4, 2003
    "The Government of Canada's commitment to reducing air pollution in Canada was augmented this week with the addition of the key pollutants that make up smog to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999."

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Proposed Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans for Ammonia Dissolved in Water, Inorganic Chloramines and Chlorinated Wastewater Effluents
    "As proposed, this requirement would apply to persons who own a wastewater collection or treatment system that meets specific criteria."
    Effective date: Active from June 07, 2003 to August 06, 2003

    Government of Canada Action for Clean Air, Press Release June 20, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment on the Occasion of the Fourth Annual Toronto Smog Summit, June 20, 2003

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Collaborative Science Initiatives in the Northern Gulf, Press Release June 18, 2003

    Environment Canada: Working Document Regarding Pollution Prevention Planning for Products Containing Nonylphenol and Its Ethoxylates (NP and NPEs)
    Written comments on the Working Document can be submitted up to July 31, 2003

    Green Group Calls for Voluntary Round-up of Pre-88 Cars, Press Release June 16, 2003

    Support rural Canadians to conserve Canada's natural capital, new National Round Table report recommends, Press Release June 16, 2003

    National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy: Securing Canada's Natural Capital - A Vision for Nature Conservation in the 21st Century

    Environment Canada: Designing a Greenhouse Gas Offsets System for Canada

    Climate Change: The Federal Investment - 1997-2002 Comprehensive Report

    New Pollution Probe Primer on Mercury in the Environment, Press Release June 11, 2003

    Minister of the Environment Welcomes Royal Assent of Changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Press Release June 11, 2003

    Government of Canada Supports Innovative Hydrogen-Fuel Projects, Press Release June 8, 2003

    Environmental Regulation and Voluntary Actions Lead To Dramatic Reductions Of Air and Water Pollution From Pulp and Paper Industry, Press Release June 6, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the Proclamation of the Species at Risk Act, June 5, 2003

    Environment Canada: Clean Air Day 2003, Press Release June 4, 2003

    Environment Minister David Anderson Announces $2.9 Million For Community Environmental Projects, Press Release June 3, 2003

    Government of Canada Announces $1.6 Million for Climate Change Projects, Press Release June 3, 2003

    Invasion of the Great Lakes, Globe and Mail article by Mark Stevenson, June 2, 2003

    Environment Minister Launches Environment Week - Encourages Canadians To Take Action For Our Environment, June 2, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the 37th Annual Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, June 2, 2003

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Celebrates Canadian Environment Week, Press Release May 30, 2003

    Environment Minister Launches Canadian Environment Week, Press Release May 28, 2003

    The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Winners of 2003 Recreational Fisheries Awards, May 28, 2003

    Statement by the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Minister Welcomes Resumption of Gulf Crab Fishing, May 21, 2003

    Building on Success: Canada's Climate Change Action Fund 2001-2002 Annual Report

    Competition Bureau: Warning - KEEP OFF THE GRASS! - How Friendly Are "Environmental" Lawn Care Products?, Press Release May 20, 2003

    The greening of Jean Chrétien, Globe and Mail article by David Boyd, May 21, 2003

    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: First Nations Water Top Priority for Government of Canada, Press Release May 14, 2003

    Ottawa looks at big outlays for clean gas, Globe and Mail article by Steven Chase and Simon Tuck, May 13, 2003

    Statement by the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans: Update on Atlantic Crab Fishery, Press Release May 12, 2003

    Round Table proposes six new indicators to track Canada's ability to maintain prosperity, Press Release May 12, 2003

    Environment key to gauging wealth, Canada told, Globe and Mail article by Martin Mittelstaedt, May 12, 2003

    Speech – National Forest Congress, State of the Forest Address “Canada as a Leader in Sustainable Forest Management”, May 1, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, May 1, 2003

    National Forest Week: May 4-10, 2003

    Emergency Preparedness Week (Canada), May 4-10, 2003

    Environment Minister Receives COSEWIC Report, Press Release May 2, 2003
    "The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, today affirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to protect species added to the list of Canadian Species at Risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)."

    The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Congratulates Winners of National Awards for Responsible Fisheries, Press Release April 30, 2003

    Clean Air Foundation launches National Mow Down Pollution Campaign - Challenges Canadians to retire 5000 lawnmowers and trimmers!, Press Release April 24, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Cod Announcement, April 24, 2003

    $50 Million Action Plan to Assist Fishers, Plant Workers and Communities Affected by Closure of three Cod Fisheries, Press Release April 24, 2003
    "The Government of Canada today announced the closure of three cod stocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and northeast of Newfoundland and Labrador."
    Click Here to see Government of Newfoundland and Labrador response to federal government closure of cod fisheries

    CANADIANS ARE READY FOR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS DELIVERY, Preserving the environment the main motivation, Press Release April 22, 2003

    Emissions of greenhouse gases decline, Globe and Mail article by Martin Mittelstaedt, April 23, 2003

    New Federal Regulations Will Reduce Pollution Released From Dry-Cleaning Facilities, Press Release April 17, 2003

    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency : Federal Environmental Assessment Process to Be Extended and Updated for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Projects, Press Release April 17, 2003

    Informing Canadians 2002: Highlights of the 2000 National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) on-line.

    Guy Lafleur Makes the Charge to Recycle During Battery Check Week, April 21 - 25, Press Release April 21, 2003

    Government of Canada Provides Funding For Communities' Efforts To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In the Transportation Sector, Press Release April 16, 2003

    Fuel Cell Commercialization: Allan Rock Announces Government and Industry Charting The Path for Fuel Cell Success, Press Release April 16, 2003

    Ottawa to target dry-clean industry, Globe and Mail article by Kim Lunman, April 16, 2003

    Amendments to the Marine Mammal Regulations Published in Canada Gazette, Press Release April 9, 2003

    Environment Canada's National Wildlife Research Centre Opens At Carleton University, Press Release April 7, 2003

    National Wildlife Week: April 6-12, 2003
    Also see info on Canadian Wildlife Federation website

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - 2003-04 Report on Plans and Priorities

    Canadian Electricity Perspectives on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Presented to Senate Energy Committee, Press Release April 3, 2003

    Minister Anderson Announces $22.5 Million For Environmental Action In the Georgia Basin and Releases Environmental Trends Reports, Press Release April 2, 2003

    Environmental Go-ahead for Model Report on the Routine Operation and Maintenance of Transmission Facilities in Banff, Press Release April 1, 2003

    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Nineteen First Nations Sign Framework Agreement to First Nations Land Management Initiative, Press Release March 31, 2003

  • Backgrounder - First Nations Land Management Initiative
  • Speaking Notes for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, March 31, 2003
  • Cleaner Small Spark-Ignition Engines Coming to Canada, Press Release March 31, 2003

    Environment Canada Report on Plans and Priorities for 2003-2004

    VCR Inc. eliminates greenhouse gas emissions from annual awards ceremony, Press Release March 25, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, at the Opening of Americana 2003, Press Release March 19, 2003

    The Honourable Gilbert Parent, Ambassador for the Environment at the Greening the FTAA Conference, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, March 18, 2003

    The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program
    The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program recognises graduating high school students and Quebec junior college students who have achieved academic excellence and distinguished themselves in environmental community service.

    Ten scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded across Canada - two awards will be granted for each of five geographical regions: Atlantic Canada; Québec; Ontario; Western Canada/Northwest Territories/Nunavut; and British Columbia/Yukon. Detailed program information and applications are available in both English and French at www.earthday.ca/scholarship. The application deadline is May 1, 2003.

    Natural Resources Canada: Winners of Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards Announced, Press Release March 17, 2003

    Weather Service Modernizing to Bring Better and Broader Range of Services to Canadians, Press Release March 13, 2003
    Also: Related speech by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment

    PHIX - New technology to treat acidic wastewater has advantages over traditional methods, News item provided by Green Turtle Technologies, March 11, 2003
    "Green Turtle Technologies has developed a new technology to treat acidic wastewater that combats the problems associated with current treatment systems." Read More...
    Click Here to visit the PHIX website.

    The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Canada's First Marine Protected Area, Press Release March 7, 2003

    Canada's electronic recycling options expand, itbusiness.ca article by Monika Rola, March 5, 2003

    Industry to Tackle Canada's Electronic Waste Problem (pdf format), Press Release March 4, 2003
    Click Here to read related backgrounder on Electronics Product Stewardship Canada. (pdf format)

    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: New Report Showcases Five Years of Research on Northern Contaminants, Press Release March 4, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment - Budget 2003 Speech - House of Commons, February 26, 2003

    Trinity Consultants Partners with Canadian-based Engconsult Limited, Press Release February 2003
    "Trinity Consultants, a firm that assists industrial facilities with regulatory compliance and environmental management issues, announces a partnership with Toronto, Canada-based Engconsult Limited to localize and market BREEZE® software in Canada. Engconsult will market, sell, and handle customer support for BREEZE AIR for continuous industrial releases, BREEZE HAZ for accidental releases, and BREEZE Explosive Safety models."

    We're Kyoto bound, come hell or hot air, Globe and Mail article by Jim Stanford, February 25, 2003

    Low-pollution cars proving a tough sell to Canadians, Globe and Mail article by Steven Chase and Greg Keenan, February 21, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Workshop on Arctic Climate, February 20, 2003

    Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, February 20, 2003

    Keep eye on Kyoto spending: minister, Globe and Mail article by Steven Chase, February 20, 2003

    Manley's Kyoto budget is all about creating jobs, Globe and Mail article by Eric Reguly, February 19, 2003

    Kyoto funding may be used for rail link, sources say, Globe and Mail article by Keith McArthur, February 19, 2003

    $2-billion dedicated to emission targets, Globe and Mail article by Steven Chase, February 19, 2003

    Money for child care, environment welcome news: advocates, source: CBC News February 19, 2003

    Budget 2003 Supports Social and Economic Agenda While Maintaining Balanced Budgets, Press release February 18, 2003
    "Budget 2003 commits $3 billion to key environmental initiatives, including:

  • $2 billion over five years to help implement the Government of Canada's Climate Change Plan for Canada, including measures to encourage new environmental technologies and funding for initiatives ranging from renewable energy to alternative fuels, where areas such as building retrofits, wind power, fuel cells and ethanol will be considered; and
  • $1 billion for targeted measures, including improving air quality, supporting the clean-up of contaminated sites, protecting species at risk, and creating new national parks and marine conservation areas. This also includes $600 million over five years to upgrade water and sewer systems on First Nations' reserves."
  • Natural Resources Canada: Canada's Most Fuel-efficient Car Awards Presented, Press release February 14, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment to the University of Ottawa School of Management Alumni Breakfast, February 13, 2003

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Rural Water Development Program Applications Now Being Accepted, Press Release February 13, 2003

    Drugs in your drinking water? Take a valium, Globe and Mail article by Kenneth Green, February 12, 2003
    "the contamination of drinking water with pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) -- are an emerging issue in environmental policy..."

    Ministers fight over possible $1B Kyoto fund, The Ottawa Citizen article by Kate Jaimet, February 12, 2003

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Fisheries Development Act - Annual Report 2001-2002

    Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans Re: Invasive Species, by Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, February 11, 2003

    The Canadian Environment Industry Association is no longer in operation (note: this is the National level Association, not the Provincial Environmental Industry Associations)
    "The Board of Directors of the Canadian Environment Industry Association (CEIA) wishes to advise you that the Association has ceased operations..."

    Infrastructure package will be in the budget, Globe and Mail article by Simon Tuck and Shawn McCarthy February 11, 2003

    Reward for cleaning up urban contaminated sites as high as $7 billion annually, National Round Table report finds, Press Release February 10, 2003
    Click Here to read report

    Costs of Kyoto worry Canadian home builders, Globe and Mail article by Allan Woods, February 7, 2003

    The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Multi-year Atlantic Seal Hunt Management Measures, Press Release February 3, 2003

    2nd Annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence
    "These prestigious awards are presented to the extraordinary Canadian companies and industry groups who have demonstrated leadership in sustainable business strategies within Canada and around the world." The entry deadline is April 4, 2003

    Team Canada trade mission to Europe - The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Italy (March 25 to April 4, 2003)
    Note: March 11 Registration deadline

    The Government of Canada Partners With Industry to Assess Clean Coal-burning Technologies, Press Release January 22, 2003

    Environment Canada: Invitation to Consultations on Monitoring Fees and Boundaries for the Disposal at Sea Program, posted January 20, 2003

    Notes for an address (on climate change) by The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P. Minister of the Environment, at Red Deer College, January 17, 2003

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