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From: Transport Canada
September 29, 2022 Ottawa, Ontario Transport Canada
Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities have had traditional and cultural ties with Canada’s oceans and waterways for generations. The next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan will continue to build on opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities to collaboratively protect, preserve, and restore our oceans and waterways.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced an investment of $50 million to directly support Indigenous partnerships in the Oceans Protection Plan.
This funding will be open to Indigenous communities and organizations, and can be used to support capacity for their continued involvement in:
Details on how this funding can be accessed will be shared over the coming months. The Government of Canada looks forward to continuing to work with Indigenous communities to deliver the Oceans Protection Plan, in accordance with its commitments under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
The Oceans Protection Plan is a Canadian success story. When Indigenous Peoples, and government work together to protect our environment, grow our economy, and support good jobs across the country, we deliver real positive results.
“Indigenous Peoples from coast-to-coast-to-coast have long-standing cultural and traditional ties with our oceans and waterways. Today’s investment ensures they will continue to have a role in protecting our oceans and coastlines. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, we are working together to better protect our ecosystems, strengthen our supply chains, and make our oceans safer and cleaner for generations to come.”
The Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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