Billion-dollar budget breakthrough for nature!
Budget 2018 is a billion-dollar breakthrough for nature. Nature Canada congratulates Finance Minister Morneau, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Environment Minister McKenna. We think that Canada's wildlife would also applaud.
This federal budget is a real game-changer in recovering declining wildlife populations through protected area investments.
Meeting Canada's international commitment to protect 17% of our lands and waters by 2020 will be a challenge. Nature Canada and provincial and local nature groups are keen to work with governments, local and Indigenous communities, and industry to take full advantage of the opportunities to protect ecologically important places across the country, whether grasslands in Saskatchewan, Carolinian forests in Ontario, Acadian forests in the Maritimes, or wetlands in British Columbia or Quebec.
Send your letter of congratulations to Finance Minister Morneau, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Environment Minister McKenna today and remind them of the work we need to do to protect our lands and waters for 2020.
Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Parliament of Canada
Honourable Bill Morneau
Department of Finance
Honourable Catherine McKenna
Environment and Climate Change Canada