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Media advisory – Nature Canada’s Emily McMillan will join Minister Guilbeault to kick off symposium on National Biodiversity Action Plan

Media representatives are advised that Nature Canada’s Executive Director, Emily McMillan, will join other ENGO leaders and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, at an announcement on engaging Canadians on the future of protecting nature and biodiversity in Canada at the Biosphère in Montréal, Quebec.

Unceded Algonquin Territory — Ottawa, ON | May 12, 2023

The announcement will kick off a public symposium on what advocates have called Canada’s Biodiversity Action Plan with a goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. Minister Guilbeault committed to tabling such an action plan at COP15 in Montreal last December.

Minister Guilbeault will also be joined by Anne-Céline Guyon, project manager for climate, Nature Quebec and Sandra Schwartz, National Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).

A media availability will follow the event.

Event: Hybrid Announcement and Media Availability

Date: Monday, May 15, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. (EDT)


Panoramic Room (5th floor)
The Biosphère
160 Chemin du Tour de l’isle
Montréal, Quebec

Media representatives interested in attending the announcement via Zoom webinar are asked to register by contacting Media Relations at Environment and Climate Change Canada.


COP15 was a huge accomplishment. We congratulate and thank the Minister for his leadership there. This government has made laudable promises to halt and reverse nature loss. To turn back the rising tide of species disappearing forever. Nature Canada and our partners are here to help and participate. And to make sure the work gets done. Because promises are just that…promises. And what we actually need is action.

— Emily McMillan, Executive Director Nature Canada

Nature Canada is Canada’s voice for nature. For 80 years, Nature Canada has helped protect over 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and countless species. Today, Nature Canada represents a network of over 175,000 members and supporters and more than 1,200 nature organizations.


For more information contact:
Scott Mullenix

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