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"It is completely unacceptable that you do this."
"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...
OTTAWA - Businesses located near national parks, historic sites and canals run by Parks Canada could be asked to pay fees to help offset upkeep and operating costs.Environment Minister Peter Kent open...
Canadian charities are demanding Environment Minister Peter Kent retract accusations that some charitable groups are "laundering" foreign funds in Canada. Imagine Canada — an umbrella organization re...
Some charitable environmental groups in Canada are "laundering" funds from offshore donors to obstruct Canada's environmental assessment process, Environment Minister Peter Kent says. Kent made the c...
OTTAWA - The iconic image of the woodland caribou has graced one side of Canadian quarters since 1937 and environmentalists are worried that may be the only way to see this endangered species in the f...
How strange it is that the laws created to protect wildlife, endangered species, migratory bird paths, rare biodiversity, and pristine shorelines are the very laws that are now deemed inconvenient for government environment ministers.
EDMONTON - A long-awaited new plan from the federal and Alberta governments on how to gauge the environmental effects of the oilsands will watch for more contaminants, in more places, more often.But m...
OTTAWA - Santa cannot be amused.The last hours of the House of Commons this calendar year were marked not by expressions of holiday cheer, but with naughty MPs hurling insults and expletives like dirt...