Chicago, IL (March 24, 2023) – This afternoon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new investment in Great Lakes restoration. The announcement was made as part of an official state visit to Canada by President Biden.
In reaction, Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier made the following statement:
“The Alliance for the Great Lakes welcomes today’s announcement that the Canadian federal government is investing $420 million in restoring the Great Lakes over the next 10 years. Commitments like these are a critical down payment in ensuring that the Great Lakes are brought back to health and can sustain a way of life for the millions of people who rely on them in both Canada and the United States. This is an important step forward. There is work to be done to make sure these investments address the highest priorities for Great Lakes protection and are not undermined by continuing threats from pollution and climate change. We commend the Trudeau administration for its leadership and look forward to working with our Canadian partners to protect the health of the Great Lakes for all.”
Media contact: Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes, firstname.lastname@example.org