Government of Canada Launches Internet Portal for Geospatial Information

OTTAWA Â- A new Web site developed by the Government of Canada is delivering digital geographic data from across the country to Canadians with an interest in geomatics. That’s the purpose of Canada’s first GeoBase portal, launched today to celebrate International Geographic Information Systems Day. The new GeoBase portal Â- a joint project involving federal, provincial and territorial…

Canada–U.S. Power System Outage Task Force Releases Interim Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, and Spencer Abraham, U.S. Secretary of Energy, today released the Interim Report of the Canada–U.S. Power System Outage Task Force. This report identifies the causes of the August 14, 2003 blackout. The Interim Report assesses conditions on the electric transmission grid that contributed to the blackout; outlines the actual physical causes…

Government of Canada Supports Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd. to Install the First Residential Fuel Cell in Canada

OTTAWA Â- Fuel cells that have the potential to provide heat and power for Canadians are one step closer to reality. The Government of Canada, through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), has entered into a $260,000 project with Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd. (FCT) to install the first residential fuel cell in Canada. Fuel cells offer a cleaner,…

Canada in the Spotlight at Indian Climate Technology Bazaar and Policy Conference

NEW DELHI — Canadian companies are set to showcase their innovation and explore business opportunities in India, as part of the Canada–India Business Mission 2003. With the support of the Government of Canada, nine companies — the largest contingent of private-sector partners of any country — will participate in the Climate Technology Bazaar, from today until…

Provincial and Federal Governments to Cooperate on Addressing Climate Change

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — The Government of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada today agreed to work together on climate change. On behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island, Premier Pat Binns and the Honourable Jamie Ballem, Minister of Environment and Energy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Addressing Climate Change, with…

Canada Ratifies United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The Government of Canada today announced that Canada is ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham will sign Canada’s instrument of ratification on November 6, 2003, and it will be deposited with the UN Secretary-General immediately thereafter. UNCLOS is the culmination of decades of international negotiations.…

Government of Canada and Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry Agree on Blueprint for Climate Change Action

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Jean Chrétien today signed a climate change Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). It sets out key elements of a climate change agreement between the Government and the pulp and paper industry, including a commitment by the industry to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity…

Government of Canada Announces $1 Million Investment in Climate Change Partnerships

OTTAWA, November 4, 2003 – The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, and the Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced today a total of $1 million in funding for 21 projects sponsored by businesses, industries and communities across Canada. The workplace campaigns highlight a series of new projects being launched under the…