Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Still Not Saying How It Will Hit UN Commitment on Land Protection by 2020

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Still Not Saying How It Will Hit UN Commitment on Land Protection by 2020

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Money to protect more land starting to flow

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OTTAWA - Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada is committed to meeting its promise to protect about one-sixth of its land and waterways by 2020, but won't say if the government has yet identified how it will get there.

If such a plan exists, it wasn't revealed today after a meeting between McKenna and her provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa, although she says progress was made in identifying possible targets for protection.

McKenna also says some of the $1.3 billion for nature protections announced in the recent budget will start to flow this summer, with money available to provinces, territories, Indigenous governments and non-profits to push forward protection projects that are ready to go. …

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