The federal gov’t hands out money for climate action
On Monday January 20th, federal environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson presented two groups with $100,000 each. That funding came from Ottawa’s $3 million a year Climate Action Fund, which took submissions between late April and mid-May last year, with funding decisions made in the summer.
The announcement follows a recent trend of the federal government bypassing provincial governments to direct climate change cash directly to recipients of Ottawa’s choosing. Today, those recipients were Assiniboine Park Conservancy and Eco-West Canada.
Eco-West Canada will use the money to help small and medium-sized businesses in five municipalities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to better deal with the effects of climate change. (Assiniboine Park Conservancy will work with youth to identify barriers to climate action and build a social media campaign to address them.)
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