Peter Kent, PC, MP (born July 27, 1943) is a Conservative member of parliament for the riding of Thornhill, and the current Minister of the Environment in the 28th Canadian Ministry. Previously, he was Deputy Editor of the Global Television Network, a Canadian TV network. He has previously worked as a news editor, producer, foreign correspondent and news anchorman on Canadian and American television networks.
Peter Kent is the son of the late Parker Kent (b. 1907), a long-time employee of the Southam Newspaper Group who retired as associate editor at the Calgary Herald. His younger brother, Arthur Kent, is also a journalist, known in the first Gulf War as the "scud stud" and Madam Justice C. Adele Kent of the Alberta's Queen's Bench. Born in Sussex, England, the family moved to ...
Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced new regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.
The government hopes these regulations will lower emissions from long-haul tractor trailers and large pick-up trucks by 23 per cent by 2018.
"Today's announcement means that, by the year 2020, greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's heavy-duty vehicles will be reduced by 3 million tonnes per year. This is equivalent to removing 650,000 personal vehicles from the road," said Kent in a news release.
The new standards will affect the manufacture of full-size pickup trucks, ...
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Federal authorities have returned Lucy the pet goose to her owner, and Peter Kent, the federal Environment Minister, has apologized the bird was ever taken in the first place.
Her owner, Diane Vander Wiel, had feared the worst, after the goose, rescued as a chick and adopted as a pet, was confiscated from her Fort St. James, B.C., home on Jan 11.
Conservation authorities arrived unannounced and took Lucy away in a crate, and Ms. Vander Wiel was told she could be euthanized. After she took to Facebook and shared her story, someone launched a petition to pressure the Ministry of the ...
... environment ‘is working’
The Conservative government is pointing to a new greenhouse-gas report as a sign that the link between economic growth and emissions has been broken.
Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Wednesday that greenhouse-gas emissions remained stable in 2010 even as the economy grew.
“While our continued economic recovery remains our government’s top priority, today’s news demonstrates that our work to balance the need for a cleaner and healthier environment while protecting jobs and growth is working,” Kent said in a ...
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The Champion of Polar Bears
On February 21, 2013- Carolyn and Robert Buchanan, co-founders of Polar Bears International (PBI), the world's leading polar bear conservation group, presented The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible ...
Peter Kent meets with Mats Sundin
Hon. Peter Kent meets with Mats Sundin, former Toronto Maple Leafs captain and NHL Hall of Famer to discuss The Mats Sundin Fellowship in Developmental Health, a partnership between the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and the University of Toro ...
Peter Kent smothering plans to deal with endangered bird: Environmentalist - CTV News
Peter Kent smothering plans to deal with endangered bird: EnvironmentalistCTV NewsThe environmental group has been fighting it out with Environment Minister Peter Kent in federal court. Are debates underway? Is the government prepared to issue an emergency protection order? The government has been mum on the subject and Gorrie ...
Court weighs Peter Kent's right to silence on endangered sage grouse - Globe and Mail
Globe and MailCourt weighs Peter Kent's right to silence on endangered sage grouseGlobe and MailIn Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on March 19, 2013, a panel of three judges listened while lawyers argued over whether Environment Minister Peter Kent has to reveal if he has made a recommendation to cabinet concerning the fate of the sage grouse.and more »