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"I had to figure out how I could carve out the time that was important to me."
Hard work at home comes next, Catherine McKenna wrote on Twitter.
"We are deeply concerned."
The meeting comes a week before the start of the UN climate change conference in Paris, known as COP21.
The discharge must be completed by Dec. 5.
The federal environment minister sworn in today will inherit an uphill battle in the effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to government documents obtained by CBC News.
Catherine McKenna, an international lawyer with an eye-popping resume, was named the new minister of "environment and climate change" Wednesday.
Documents obtained by DeSmog Canada reveal that Canada's Ministry of Environment vetoed an interview request on toxins in fur-bearing animals in the oilsands, even though the federal scientist was "media trained and interested in doing the interview."
What became apparent over the duration of the House of Commons Environment Committee meeting was that Minister Leona Aglukkaq's grasp of her file is very limited. Her responses were vague and evasive, and left my NDP colleagues and I as much in the dark on her priorities when she left as we'd been before she came. Here are a few highlights -- or lowlights, as the case may be.
OTTAWA - If there are any questions about why Leona Aglukkaq, the soft-spoken Inuk politician from Nunavut, was chosen by Stephen Harper to lead Environment Canada, the Prime Minister's Office is eage...
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Canada's environment ministers have announced an agreement they say will reduce smog and improve air quality across the country.The new agreement updates air quality standards for...
SASKATOON - Coal-fired power plants got more regulatory breathing room than expected to release greenhouse gases Wednesday, something federal Environment Minister Peter Kent says is necessary to prote...