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News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 3, 2019  

McKenna’s office tried to plant friendly questions with senators on committee

Minister’s AD specifically wanted officials who were to appear to weigh in on what they would like to be asked.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 12, 2019  

Climate change support could wane if no help for coal workers: report

Task force lays out 10 broad recommendations to help workers prepare for a future without coal.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 26, 2018  

Feds insist emission standards need to strengthen, as US eases rules

Current rules aim of increasing fuel efficiency for vehicles sold between 2022 and 2025.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
June 22, 2018  

Canada focusing on existing climate plan, has no current plan to raise targets

European Union calls on the rest of the world to follow its lead and increase emissions cuts over current plans.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 14, 2018  

Tories put pressure on Trudeau government to show dollar impact of carbon price

Introducing a a motion demanding the Liberals produce documents on the cost by June 22.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 6, 2018  

Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at G7

Most of the negotiating done, but unclear if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter in Quebec.

News Chemicals Government Minerals General
June 4, 2018  

Plastic makers say goal is no plastic in landfills by 2030

Targets designed to get ahead of government regulation; Canada in consultation phase of national plastics strategy.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 16, 2018  

Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report

End federal exemptions that allow such chemicals in clothes and other textiles: Environmental Defence

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
May 7, 2018  

Kenney returns to Ottawa as wing man in Tories’ fight against carbon tax

Says his top priority if elected will be repealing Alberta NDP’s carbon tax on gasoline and heating fuels.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 3, 2018  

Can Tories claim they cut emissions while cutting taxes?

Yes, but with some alternate facts and baloney on the side.

News Government General Sustainability
April 30, 2018  

Carbon price could cut 90 million tonnes of emissions by 2022: report

Ottawa analysis is attempting to sell the politically divisive, carbon-pricing policy.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 4, 2018  

Carbon tax revenue could go straight to Ontario residents: McKenna

Warning in response to Tory Leader Doug Ford’s plans to scrap cap-and-trade and reject a carbon tax.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 20, 2018  

New report calls for ways to retain more immigrants in Atlantic Canada

Region currently has the lowest immigration retention rates in the country.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
March 19, 2018  

Alberta suspends caribou protection plan, asks for assistance from Ottawa

Wants to collaborate with the feds rather than have an environmental protection order imposed.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 15, 2018  

Ottawa offering $500M for projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses

$50 million of the total set aside for Indigenous communities, SMEs, non-profits and small municipalities.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 7, 2018  

Canada to push ‘plastics charter’ at G7: McKenna at Mexico oceans summit

Could go further than the European Union’s plan to recycle at least half of its plastic packaging by 2030.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 6, 2018  

Canada will meet climate targets despite emissions gap: McKenna

Report to the UN shows Canada is 66 megatonnes short of its target, a 50% increase for 18 month ago.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 5, 2018  

An Ontario PC government could get carbon cash tax despite opposition

Federal tax will go ahead whether or not the PC’s fight in court, and the money will come to Ontario.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
December 18, 2017  

Provinces have until the end of 2018 to submit carbon price plans: McKenna

No province currently has a plan to meet the federal requirement all the way to 2022.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 16, 2017  

Canada and UK form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change

To include Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and several US states.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Critics say ambitious Canadian coal plan vulnerable to provincial slippage

Canada has plenty of work to do before it reaches that target: Erin Flanagan, Pembina Institute.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 14, 2017  

McKenna uses Twitter to troll coal from Bonn during US event promoting it

OTTAWA — A US effort to stoke the fires

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 13, 2017  

Canada’s push to eliminate coal power takes on US clean coal in Bonn

Coal power is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

News General
November 8, 2017  

Clean fuels standard coming soon but maybe not this fall: McKenna

Will require fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of their products.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 5, 2017  

McKenna ‘done’ with ‘ridiculous’ Tory language on environment

Tories say it’s better left to the sidelines to protect Canada’s economic well-being.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 16, 2017  

Saskatchewan, Manitoba excluded from $2B carbon fund

‘Only fair’ says McKenna; provinces will only get a share if they sign up by the end of the year.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 21, 2017  

Clean tech industry struggling, but piquing interest in US: McKenna

Sector is bleeding money, lagging international competitors, well short of $50 billion in revenues by 2022.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
April 19, 2017  

GST on carbon taxes in Alberta, BC worth millions to feds

Ottawa gets $280 million in revenue expected over the next two years.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 3, 2016  

Federal government to run on green power by 2025: McKenna

Plans to buy renewable electricity for federal facilities such as military bases.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 21, 2016  

A carbon tax or cap and trade: provinces must choose

Environment minister McKenna intends to apply a specific definition for what meets that standard.

News Government Manufacturing General Technology
September 19, 2016  

Ottawa prepared to impose carbon price on provinces: McKenna

Liberals to ratify Paris climate accord before reaching a deal with premiers on how to meet emissions targets.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 16, 2016  

Ottawa announces environmental assessment review panel

Will study how the assessments are done to ensure decisions are based on sound science.