First steps taken towards made-in-Canada approach

This press release is also available in French.

Ottawa -- The Government of Canada is putting in place a made-in-Canada plan for reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and ensuring clean air, water, land and energy for Canadians. As part of developing the made-in-Canada approach, 15 programs that have completed their work or which require a different approach are being wound down.

"We will develop solutions that have clear environmental benefits to Canada and involve all Canadians -- provinces, territories, stakeholders, private sector and individuals," said the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources.

The made-in-Canada approach will focus on achieving sustained reductions in emissions in Canada while ensuring a strong economy.

"The new government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper is committed to putting an end to the massive increase in GHG emissions that Canada has seen over the past decade. To do that, we need a new approach to addressing climate change that is effective and realistic for Canada," said Minister Lunn. "Our government will ensure that resources are spent on programs that work for Canadians."

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For more information, media may contact:

Emma Welford
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister
Ottawa
(613) 996-2007

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media: Climate Change Programs


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