Environment Canada

Environment Canada

April 22, 2009 10:00 ET

Canada's Environment Minister Salutes Canadians for Their Commitment to the Environment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Environment Minister, today issued the following statement to mark Earth Day:

"As Canada's Environment Minister and an avid outdoorsman, I am committed to preserving and enhancing our environment for current and future generations.

Canada faces challenges and opportunities on the environment. We need to build a dynamic and vibrant economy, while balancing the need to protect our environment. One must not overshadow the other.

As an international event, Earth Day symbolizes our need to work together to protect the environment. The Government of Canada is committed to working with its domestic, continental and international partners to address issues such as reducing carbon emissions, supporting clean energy and developing a new international agreement to fight climate change.

I encourage Canadians to mark Earth Day by making environmentally friendly choices, and I congratulate Canadians for their on-going commitment to the environment."

For information on how you can take action during Earth Day, visit: http://www.ec.gc.ca/education.

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    Environment Canada
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