CAGBC comments on the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Shuffle

CAGBC Staff on July 27, 2023


Decarbonizing Canada’s building sector requires a whole-government approach and informed leadership at the federal level. To achieve Canada’s climate goals, scaling up green buildings must be a priority of this new cabinet. CAGBC will continue our work to inform federal policies and programs by advising the federal government and offering solutions that reduce carbon emissions from Canada’s building sector.  

CAGBC would like to thank the departing cabinet members and welcome the seven new members:

We thank Minister Mona Fortier for her hard work advancing Green Building initiatives like the Standard on Embodied Carbon in Construction and the implementation of the Greening Government Strategy.

We congratulate Minister Anita Anand on her new role as President of the Treasury Board. We look forward to collaborating with Minister Anand on plans that will grow Canada’s economy while reducing building emissions to reach Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets.

We thank Minister Carla Qualtrough for her work at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and support launching our Building Skills for Climate Change: Low Carbon Training Program. We wish her the best with her new portfolio. CAGBC congratulates Minister Randy Boissonnault on his new role and we look forward to collaborating.

We congratulate Minister Jean-Yves Duclos for being appointed Minister of Public Service and Procurement (PSPC). CAGBC supports PSPC’s effort to decarbonize the federal portfolio of buildings. We thank Minister Helena Jaczek for her work and wish her the best.  

We thank Minister Dominic LeBlanc for his work as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities continuing important programs such as the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program.

We congratulate Minister Sean Fraser on his new role as Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and we look forward to collaborating on zero-carbon approaches to institutional buildings.

CAGBC is pleased to continue our important work on decarbonizing Canada’s built environment with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister Steven Guilbeault, and Minister François-Philippe Champagne, and their respective staff.  

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