Leona Aglukkaq

Feds Suspend Montreal's Sewage Dump Plans For Another Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Montreal had planned to dump untreated wastewater into the St. Lawrence River beginning Oct. 18.

Montreal Mayor Gives Feds One Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics

In a letter sent Friday to Aglukkaq, Coderre challenged the interpretation of federal laws the government invoked to suspend the sewage dump that was set to begin this weekend.

Feds Halt Montreal's Plan To Dump Sewage Into St. Lawrence River

CP | By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Politics

"Based on limited data, Environment Canada cannot conclude whether or not the untreated waste water to be released will be acutely toxic."

May Says Greens Support Refineries, Not Pipelines

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Politics

"They are all of them -- Keystone, Energy East, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge -- unacceptable, no matter what kind of process one puts them through."

Aglukkaq Only Recently Learned Of Montreal Wastewater Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal environment minister says she found out only recently about Montreal's plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

Althia Raj

Aglukkaq Spent $140K To Address Near-Empty Room

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Aglukkaq should have stayed home.

Feds 'Playing Politics' Over Sewage Dump Plans, Says Montreal Mayor

CP | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Montreal plans to dump the untreated wastewater into the river between Oct. 18 and 25.

Chief Says Harper Guilty Of 'Neo-Colonial Freudian Slip'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics

"That was quite a patronizing statement made by the prime minister."

Voting Winds Could Be Shifting In Nunavut

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Conservative incumbent for the vast riding of Nunavut, shouldn't have to worry about the Oct. 19 election. And yet, some have doubts.

Trouble Could Be Brewing for B.C.'s Endangered Killer Whales

Ecojustice | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Two years ago, Ecojustice and our clients celebrated a landmark win for protection of B.C.'s iconic killer whales under the Species at Risk Act. And while there have been some recent signs that these populations may be on the long road to recovery, proposed projects like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and now the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion pose new threats to their survival.

Canada Sets 'Ambitious' Greenhouse Gas Target

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Canada has set a new greenhouse gas emission reduction target as it prepares for international talks later this year, but critics say the g...

Aglukkaq Hands Reins To John Kerry

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The United States assumed leadership of the Arctic Council on Friday and made it clear that the attention of the eight countries th...

Aglukkaq: Best Enviro-Friendly Budget Ever

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No previous federal budget has ever done more for the environment than the one delivered this week by the Conservative government, according ...

Aglukkaq: Letter To Provinces On Emissions Targets Wasn't An Attack

CBC | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal environment minister says her letter to the provinces last week about their climate change efforts should have come as no surprise, and wa...

Tories Prod Provinces After Missing UN Deadline

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Having missed a March 31 deadline to submit greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to the United Nations, the Harper government is proddi...

Canada Won't Hit Deadline In Advance Of Major UN Climate Talks

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper government on the sidelines as U.S. and Mexico agree to joint task force to tackle climate change.

Tories To Study Dangers Of Microbeads

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government says Environment Canada is studying the dangers posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads f...

Canada's Contribution To UN Climate Talks Dependent On Provincial Actions

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's contribution to a major United Nations climate change conference later this year will be heavily dependent on actions by provincial ...

Aglukkaq Says Parks Canada's Budget Has Grown. But Has It Really?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics

A 26 per cent increase? Not quite.

How Long Will Minister Aglukkaq Ignore the Problem of Endangered Species? asks @JohnMcKayLib

John McKay | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Recent cuts to Environment Canada's operating budget have left the department a shadow of its former self and unable to enforce what little environmental laws are left. The Harper Government has burned enough environmental legislation to keep the Minister warm for an entire winter in her home in chilly Gjoa Haven. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

Canadian Weather Forecasts And Warnings Are About To Get Better

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's environment minister chose a city that has had more than its fair share of extreme weather events to announce $134 million Thursday...

Aglukkaq Announces $7M Arctic Research Fund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has announced funding of more than $7 million for research on new and developing fishe...

Nunavut's Food Crisis Prompts Intense Scrutiny

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The line-up for Iqaluit's soup kitchen stretches out the door, down a flight of wooden steps and onto the icy street. Dozens of peo...

Canada To Fall WAY Short Of 2020 Climate Targets

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada remains well short of meeting its international 2020 climate change commitment, Environment Canada reported Monday, even if the econom...

She Admits Reading Newspaper During Question Period Was A 'Bad Idea'

CBC | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says it was a bad idea to read the newspaper during question period, appearing insensitive to her constituents w...