15 Results for environment

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has introduced the provincial government’s climate change strategy. The strategy, titled Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This…

December 04, 2017 @ 7:05pm

Amendments to the Environment Act, introduced today by the Government of Nova Scotia, will allow the province to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Iain Rankin, minister of the environment. “Working closely with our stakeholders, our program will set…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:33am

A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the ECO’s Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, provides a comprehensive public review of energy use and conservation in the province.…

August 11, 2017 @ 12:37pm

Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet. Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible…

August 01, 2017 @ 6:41am

Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre…

July 31, 2017 @ 7:50am

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet. The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:26am

The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative…

March 17, 2017 @ 7:22am

On February 3, 2017 a joint application by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) was hand delivered to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The application, under section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, calls for a review of and changes…

February 22, 2017 @ 2:37pm

Ontario has successfully issued its third green bond, raising $800 million to help build clean transportation and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects in communities across the province. Proceeds from the bond will support 12 projects, including: St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, targeted to achieve LEED gold-level certification ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment…

February 03, 2017 @ 12:00pm

A Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Dodge Data & Analytics report titled Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016: Transforming Building Design and Construction is revealing new information about the factors influencing Canada’s building owners, architects, designers, contractors and public health professionals in their decisions for adopting healthier building practices and…

September 15, 2016 @ 6:26am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a commercial signing ceremony in Shanghai which marked the formal establishment of a new joint venture between Hatch and the Zhongshe Baiqi Joint Investment Development Co. Ltd. The newly-formed Hatch Beijing Environment & Technology Co. Ltd. (HBET) will focus on providing solutions to some…

September 09, 2016 @ 8:39am

The governments of Canada and Alberta announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.08 billion in funding available under two new federal programs – the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Alberta, which…

September 01, 2016 @ 1:03pm

This is the executive summary of the recently released report “Megatrends: The Impact of Infrastructure on Ontario’s and Canada’s Future.” The report was written by Michael Fenn, whose extensive career in public service includes stints as a former Ontario deputy minister, and founding CEO of both Metrolinx and the Mississauga…

August 04, 2016 @ 6:22am

Calgary is the best city around, according to a new report released by the Toronto Board of Trade (BOT). Out of the 21 major urban areas in the study, Calgary is the best in terms of living quality and economic potential. The report, called Scorecard on Prosperity, is the board's…

April 14, 2009 @ 7:58am

When Jim Prentice arrived at Rideau Hall in a hybrid car, it reflected our "new" minority government's attempt to highlight the environment as a priority. Prentice, one of Harper's more senior ministers, will take on the environment portfolio. Jim Flaherty is staying with Finance, but Lawrence Cannon will move from…

October 30, 2008 @ 8:28am