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Meet the Ministers: A Fireside Chat with Federal Ministers Guilbeault, Murray, and Wilkinson

Meet the Ministers: A Fireside Chat with Federal Ministers Guilbeault, Murray, and Wilkinson

Join host Sandra Schwartz, National Executive Director of CPAWS, in a fireside chat with Cabinet Ministers: the Honourable Steven Guilbeault (Environment and Climate Change), the Honourable Joyce Murray (Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson (Natural Resources). Our fireside chat will be moderated by Shawn McCarthy, a consultant, independent writer, and former national business correspondent with the Globe and Mail.

We will be exploring the federal government’s nature conservation commitments and plans to protect 25% of Canada’s land and ocean by 2025 and 30% by 2030, implement nature-based climate solutions, and support Indigenous-led conservation.

As the world grapples with the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, this discussion comes at a pivotal moment: following the UN Climate Conference (COP 26) and before the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) next spring. Tune in to hear what Canada’s Cabinet Ministers have to say about addressing these crises in Canada.

Have a question you’d like to hear discussed? Send it in advance when you RSVP!

When: Wednesday, December 8, 7-8pm ET/4-5pm PT

Where: Attend from anywhere in Canada! This is a virtual event.

Simultaneous translation will be available!

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only charity dedicated to the protection of public land, freshwater, and ocean with a strong national and regional presence across the country. Working in a way that respects the sovereignty and leadership of Indigenous nations, we are focused on conserving nature to respond to the dual crises of accelerated biodiversity loss and climate change.

With almost 60 years of success, we are Canada’s leader in conservation and have played a lead role in protecting over half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is that at least half of land, freshwater, and ocean in Canada is permanently protected to sustain nature and people for current and future generations.

CPAWS is a non-partisan organization.


Dec 08 2021


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 08 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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