Highlights / Catherine McKenna

Politics, Society

Trudeau names his cabinet as Commons gets set to sit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General, the Queen’s official representative in Canada, comes 15 days before Canada’s 43rd Parliament begins sitting. It also follows» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Twitter dispute between activists and Environment Canada lands gently

Timing, (many say about many things) is everything. So you know things aren’t going all that well for Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, when her official Twitter feed blocks a young climate action group at the start» 

Environment

Study to be done on establishment of a protected marine area in Atlantic Canada

A coastal area adjacent to the Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador in Atlantic Canada is under consideration to become an Indigenous marine protected area. Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna and Johannes Lampe, the president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Ministers say they agree on plastics waste plan

The federal government and Canada’s provinces say they have come up with a plan to gradually harmonize the recycling and reduction of plastic waste. “For the first time, we now have this national zero plastic action plan to eliminate plastic» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Carney, McKenna meet Canadian financial leaders

Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna are in Toronto to meet with leaders of Canada’s financial sector. Talks are focussing on the effects of climate change initiatives for both Canada and the world. Analysts» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada pledges $30 million for climate projects in poorest countries

Canada is pledging to contribute $30 million to the world’s least developed countries to help them cope with urgent climate change adaptation needs, Canada’s minister of environment announced Monday. Speaking at a Paris climate conference event for the Global Environment Facility (GEF),»