Kent visits waterfront to highlight Great Lakes cleanup
Environment Minister Peter Kent makes a point at an announcement at the Toronto waterfront on Thursday, March 22, 2011. (Colin Perkel / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:02PM EDT
TORONTO - Canada's environment minister is paying a World Water Day visit to the Toronto waterfront today.
Peter Kent wants to highlight efforts to clean up the Great Lakes.
The feds are spending $3.3 million on 46 projects, including $530,000 in and around Toronto.
The city is among 12 "areas of concern."
The money will be used in part to track fish to help focus restoration efforts.
Parts of the Great Lakes face serious pollution and degradation issues.
"The Great Lakes are fundamental to the well-being of millions of Canadians," Kent said.
Two women use paddle boards on Lake Ontario just off the boardwalk along Lakeshore Blvd., in Toronto on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The temperature on the day was expected to hit 31C. (Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS)