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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna stands in the House of Commons during Question Period in Ottawa, Monday, March 7, 2016. Ms. McKenna heads to New York on Monday as part of her effort to attract investment to finance the country’s shift to a low-carbon economy. (FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna stands in the House of Commons during Question Period in Ottawa, Monday, March 7, 2016. Ms. McKenna heads to New York on Monday as part of her effort to attract investment to finance the country’s shift to a low-carbon economy. (FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Environment Minister to pitch Canada’s low-carbon economy in U.S. visit Add to ...

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Armed with a budget promising billions of dollars in climate change-related spending, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna heads to New York on Monday as part of her effort to attract investment to finance the country’s shift to a low-carbon economy.

Ms. McKenna has adopted an unusual role for a federal environment minister – meeting investors from Wall Street, going on trade missions to China, huddling with executives from companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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