Environment Canada

Environment Canada

May 19, 2010 13:09 ET

Appointments to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Parent and the reappointment of Richard Prokopanko to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). The appointment of Mr. Parent is effective immediately and the re-appointment of Mr. Prokopanko is effective June 4, 2010.

"The Government of Canada values the independent advice and leadership that the NRTEE provides on the relationship between economic stability and long-term environmental health," said Minister Prentice. "The experience and expertise of both Mr. Parent and Mr. Prokopanko in environmental and economic issues will greatly benefit the Round Table as it continues its important work."

The NRTEE draws on the wealth of insight and experience represented by its diverse membership that includes distinguished leaders in business and labour, universities, environmental organizations, Aboriginal communities and municipalities. Appointments are for up to three years.

The Round Table's mission is to generate and promote innovative ways to advance Canada's environmental and economic issues concurrently. To achieve this, it undertakes research based on sound knowledge, advises governments and stakeholders on key issues and promotes practices on sustainable development. Results of their research and discussions are disseminated both nationally and internationally.

For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement, please visit: www.ec.gc.ca.

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