KENORA – NEWS – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), issued the following statement regarding Canada’s commitment to address water quality and ecosystem health issues in Lake of the Woods:
“Today, along with the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, I am pleased to announce that Government of Canada will invest $5.5 million to protect the health of our waters in Lake of the Woods. Once again, this government is demonstrating its commitment to the environment through action. (See attached Backgrounder)
“It’s well known that Northerners recognize the importance of protecting the environment. With its miles of shorelines and dramatic, pristine landscapes, the Lake of the Woods is truly one of Canada’s greatest wonders. This investment will help to ensure that it is protected for future generations.
“It’s also important that the governments of Canada and the United States will collaborate with the International Joint Commission, First Nations, Métis, provinces and stakeholders, such as the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation who have worked for many years to protect the water quality on the lake.
“Today marks a significant step forward toward ensuring that Lake of the Woods remains a pristine and powerful reminder of the importance of preserving our natural habitat.”