Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

June 22, 2015 09:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Environment Ministers to Meet in Winnipeg, Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 22, 2015) - The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) will meet in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 22-23, 2015. Climate change will be the main topic of their meeting. Discussions will focus on preparations for the United Nations Conference scheduled for Paris, France in December; jurisdictions' current and upcoming actions; and future federal, provincial and territorial cooperation on climate change. Ministers will also discuss a range of other issues, including waste reduction, air pollution, and environmental spills preparedness and response.

CCME is made up of environment ministers from each of the provinces, territories and the Government of Canada. The current president of CCME, the Honourable Tom Nevakshonoff, Manitoba's Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship, will host the meeting, which will be held in the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg.

There will be a photo opportunity for members of the media at 11:45 am CDT on June 23, 2015. At the close of the meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm CDT, CCME will issue a communiqué and hold a news conference.

Members of the media, including journalists from outside of Winnipeg, may join the news conference via teleconference call. To register for the teleconference, please contact Liz Dykman at ldykman@ccme.ca or (204) 793-6438. Please confirm your participation by noon CDT, June 23, 2015.

Further details on CCME are available at www.ccme.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Michael Goeres
    Executive Director
    CCME Secretariat
    (204) 948-2172

    Glen Cassie
    Communications Services Manitoba
    (204) 945-3810