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Équiterre reacts to the nomination of Steven Guilbeault as Minister of the Environment

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Équiterre’s reaction to the federal government’s ministerial appointments

“Congratulations to all the ministers that were appointed to cabinet. In the face of the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity, our communities, our infrastructure, our agriculture, our security and our health are seriously threatened. It is important to remember that all government ministers will have a role to play in bringing about the unprecedented changes that must occur."
- Colleen Thorpe, Executive Director, Équiterre

Équiterre welcomes the appointment of Steven Guilbeault as Canada's new Minister of the Environment.

"It’s excellent news to have an Environment Minister with Steven Guilbeault's experience and knowledge of the issues. I worked with him for more than 10 years at Équiterre and I know that he is a man of conviction, a good listener and capable of rallying people from different backgrounds. I’m confident that he will bring these qualities to his new role."
- Colleen Thorpe, Executive Director, Équiterre

We will continue to pressure the federal government and demand more ambition to address the climate and biodiversity crises.

"The magnitude of the challenges to overcome in the coming years will necessitate profound changes to our society. Équiterre will continue to collaborate with all parliamentarians and to monitor the government closely with a critical eye on its policies."
- Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations, Équiterre

Our expectations :

“The climate plan that the Minister of the Environment has in his hands is a good plan, but it is not enough. We expect a rapid adjustment of the GHG emissions reduction targets and therefore also an adjustment of the policies and regulations necessary to achieve the targets, particularly for the oil and gas sector. Équiterre will continue to help put forward the best solutions and ideas to fight the climate crisis."
- Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations, Équiterre