OTTAWA – Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has announced the creation of the NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment. The ten-member council brings together prominent Canadians from politics, law, and Indigenous groups. The council will advise the Minister as Canada looks to strengthen environmental protections in a modernized NAFTA.

This expert council includes former Quebec premier, Pierre-Marc Johnson; former British Columbia premier, Gordon Campbell; former Saskatchewan cabinet minister, Janice MacKinnon; and Anne Giardini, lawyer and former president of Weyerhaeuser Canada.

“Canadians understand that the economy and the environment go hand in hand. Clean air and clean water know no boundaries, and they are top priorities for Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans. The leaders on Canada’s NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment will advise our government on how to protect the environment, grow our economy, and promote Canadian interests,” said Minister McKenna.