Ottawa, Ont. – The federal budget to be tabled Monday, April 19, 2021 will signal the government’s environmental priorities as the country continues to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental Defence spokespeople are available to comment on spending related to a green and just recovery, fossil fuel subsidies (including spending on fossil hydrogen and carbon capture) and production (including petrochemicals and plastic), chemicals management, Great Lakes water quality and other environmental issues.

WHAT: Interview opportunities on the 2021 federal budget

WHEN: In advance of and following the federal budget release on Monday April 19, 2021

WHERE: Ottawa and Toronto – available by virtual connection or phone

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Barbara Hayes, Environmental Defence,