Expanded heat pump program helps British Columbians save on energy costs

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The Government of Canada, British Columbia partner to make heat pumps and home energy efficiency upgrades more affordable Victoria – British Columbians are seeing firsthand the costly impacts of more frequent and intense extreme weather events fuelled by climate change. Reducing pollution and making life more affordable while building a strong economy is how we can ensure a secure, healthy …

Federal Investment Announced for New EV Chargers in PEI

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Wood Islands – Making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) is a win-win for families looking to save money while reducing pollution. Due to cheaper refuelling and lower maintenance costs, most EVs cost less than their gas engine counterparts over their lifetime. The widespread shift to electric-powered transportation also poses a tremendous economic opportunity, creating manufacturing jobs across Canada. …

Minister Wilkinson Announces Progress on Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy

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Ottawa – As we continue to foster economic growth and build Canada’s clean economy, significant investments and progress are being made in the production, distribution, and use of clean fuels, including low-carbon hydrogen. These advancements are guided by Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy, which introduced a framework in 2020 to help position Canada as a global supplier and producer of low-carbon hydrogen …

2024 wildfire season projections and preparedness measures

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Ottawa – Emergency Preparedness Week serves as a reminder to know the risks, plan for them, and act. The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with the information they need about climate change and its impact on everyday life. Wildfires in Canada are increasingly large-scale events and threaten the health, safety, and economic stability of Canadians. Today, Minister …

Supporting Flood Mapping Efforts in Yukon

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Whitehorse – Communities and governments are working together to prepare for and adapt to impacts of climate change, to help improve quality of life for Canadians in higher-risk areas, and to reduce the costs of disasters. In Canada, flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster, causing damage to households, property and infrastructure. Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of …

Minister Guilbeault concludes G7 Ministers’ Meeting with strong outcomes

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Italy – Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, represented Canada at this year’s Group of Seven (G7) Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment, which took place in Turin, Italy, from April 28 to 30. Working closely with G7 partners to advance key climate, environment, and biodiversity priorities, Minister Guilbeault underscored the importance of pursuing the transition toward cleaner …

Feds invests in retrofitting Wawiskas Community Hall in Bella Bella

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British Columbia — The aging Wawiskas Community Hall will receive much-needed upgrades after a combined investment of over $3 million from the federal government through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program and the Heiltsuk Tribal Council. Announced by Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Heiltsuk Tribal Councillor Dawn Hall, this project will retrofit the community hall to provide a safe and supportive gathering …

Govt extending support for mineral exploration in Canada

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Ottawa – Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced that the federal government will extend the 15-per-cent Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for investors in flow-through shares for an additional year, until March 31, 2025. The Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, which was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2024, provides important support to junior mineral exploration companies working …

Fed Funding to Support Domestic Critical Minerals in NW Territories

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Yellowknife – Canada is committed to supporting strong domestic value chains for critical minerals and the clean technologies and energy sources they enable.  The Government of Canada is focused on increasing mineral and energy security, creating good jobs and supporting economic opportunities across critical mineral value chains, from upstream exploration and extraction to downstream processing, manufacturing and recycling. Jonathan Wilkinson, …

Supporting Cost Saving in Ontario Communities

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Collingwood – Across the country, we are striving to offer Canadians more affordable and more sustainable communities to live in. This is why the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are continuing to invest in projects to help communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast retrofit their buildings and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy …