Tag: Catherine McKenna

When the federal environment minister visits your farm…

The federal environment minister made a rare and unpublicized visit to a grain farm in Manitoba on Thursday. Minister Catherine McKenna dropped in at Curtis McRae’s farm north of Winnipeg near St. Andrews on her way back from a funding announcement for Lake Winnipeg in Gimli. A film crew arrived about an hour before the… Read more »

$1.9 Million Made Available for Hiring Youth for “Green” Ag Jobs

Farms and ag businesses could be eligible for federal funding if they hire young people to do work that benefits the environment. Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna visited AAFC’s Central Experiment Farm in Ottawa on Monday to announce up to $1.9 million in funding over the… Read more »

Canada, U.S. Commit to 40 Percent Phosphorus Reduction Targets for Lake Erie

Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy have announced a joint commitment to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie. The 40 percent targets announced on Monday in Washington are meant to “minimize the extent of low oxygen dead zones in the central basin… Read more »