SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment
Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, spoke to the Rotary Club of Sault
Ste. Marie today about Government of Canada initiatives to strengthen
environmental protection. Minister Kent is also meeting with community
stakeholders to discuss their priorities for the upcoming federal
"I'm delighted to be in Sault Ste. Marie today," said Minister Kent.
"The value of our environment and its significance are well understood
by our Government. We recognize that conservation and environmental
protection are very important to well-being of all Canadians."
Minister Kent outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring
that Canadians have access to fresh water, clean air, and a healthy
environment. Through sound science, strong leadership, and productive
partnerships, the Government of Canada has advanced initiatives towards
protecting and restoring the Great Lakes, increasing land conservation,
and protecting endangered species.
Minister Kent highlighted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
address climate change. He also pointed to the important role of
science in driving the development of world-class regulations in
For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement,
please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
SOURCE: Environment Canada