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Canada needs to ‘do better’ when recruiting foreign workers, federal minister says | CBC News

This is the last in a three-part series about a group of temporary foreign workers with a Prince Edward Island farm company.    Part 1: Temporary foreign workers rescued from abusive situation on P.E.I. farm    Part 2: How an immigrant association helped a group of temporary foreign workers on P.E.I. Stories of trouble at a farming […]

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A voice from the islands: Grenada’s environment minister appointed UN climate change chief

Screenshot from a video statement by Grenada’s environment minister, Simon Stiell, in recognition of World Environment Day 2020, taken from a YouTube video by The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). On August 15, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced the appointment of Grenada’s Minister for Climate Resilience and the Environment […]

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Liz Truss has refused to enshrine animal welfare in trade deals, says minister

Liz Truss has refused to recognise the importance of animal welfare in post-Brexit trade deals, the environment secretary has said. George Eustice was speaking at the Conservative Environment Network Tory leadership hustings on behalf of Rishi Sunak, and said he faced “challenges” in trying to get Truss to enshrine animal welfare in trade deals. He […]

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Suburban Rail Loop gets green light from environment minister | Ground Engineering (GE)

The Suburban Rail Loop (SLR) East project in Melbourne, Australia, has taken a step forward after a ministerial assessment of its environmental effects. SRL East will deliver 26km of twin tunnels and six new underground stations between Cheltenham and Box Hill. It forms the first stage of Victoria’s biggest ever infrastructure project. The project has […]

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Minister of Environment meets Maldives Ministerial Delegation

Doha: HE Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani met Monday with a high-level ministerial delegation from the Republic of Maldives concerned with the environment, climate change, arts, culture and education. The delegation included HE Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology Aminath Shauna and her […]

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Grenada’s Former Environment Minister to Become UN Climate Secretary

&copy UNclimatechange / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)” id=”lightbox”>Simon Stiell was appointed as the new UN climate chief. / Picture: © UNclimatechange / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) The appointment was endorsed by the Bureau of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United […]

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Norway was right to put down Freya the walrus, prime minister says

Norway’s prime minister has said it was “right” to put down Freya, a 600kg (1,300lb) female walrus euthanised on Sunday in Oslo fjord, as animal rights campaigners attacked the decision but a leading zoologist insisted it was inevitable. “I support the decision to euthanise Freya,” Jonas Gahr Støre told the public broadcaster NRK on Monday. […]

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Environment Minister visits recycling factories

HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser al-Thani along with a number of the ministry officials on Thursday visited various recycling factories across the country. A statement from the ministry said the aim was to review their workflow, the most important challenges and learning about the efforts made by […]

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Environment and Parks Minister Whitney Issik fed up with essay questions – webringnet

One UCP MLA shook her head in frustration and stated “wow” as she walked away from a microphone on Friday. Surroundings and Parks Minister Whitney Issik has twice advised reporters to cease asking her concerning the controversy. She grew to become the primary UCP minister to disclose herself to reporters because the information broke earlier […]

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‘Communications failure’: UCP minister tells reporters to stop asking about essay award

A UCP MLA shook her head in frustration and said “wow” while walking away from a microphone Friday, as the fallout continued over an “abhorrent” essay that her government awarded. Whitney Issik, minister of environment and parks, twice told reporters to stop asking her questions about the controversy. She is the first UCP minister to […]