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AMPPE Appearance before HOC, Standing Committee on Finance

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE appeared before the House of Commons, Standing Committee on Finance on June 18, to discuss the Government of Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch Yannis’ presentation HERE. To watch the full session click here. AMPPE Co-Chairs Yannis Karlos and Stuart Back represented AMPPE via Zoom. Yannis and Stuart introduced a suite […]

AMPPE to Appear before House Standing Committee on Finance

Posted on June 18th, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE has been invited to appear before the House of Commons, Standing Committee on Finance on Thursday to discuss the Government of Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking news: Rent relief for tenants in National Parks

Posted on June 17th, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is pleased to share with you the news that, this morning, the Canadian Government announced it will provide rent relief for eligible tenants in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation area. This announcement comes on the heels of AMPPE’s advocacy work on rent abatement. Click here.

AMPPE Newsletter May 2020 – Pivot like it’s 2020

Posted on June 17th, 2020 by admin_amppe

May Newsletter

AMPPE Welcomes new Director of Communications & Engagement

Posted on May 11th, 2020 by admin_amppe

AMPPE is delighted to announce that avid outdoors person and government advocacy expert Debbie Harksen has joined AMPPE as Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.  Along with AMPPE’s contracted government-relations agency in Ottawa, Debbie will work to ensure AMPPE’s concerns and input are heard by various levels of government and their agencies while ensuring members […]

The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by admin_amppe

August 28th, 2019 -Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Ron Hallman, currently President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, becomes President and Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada Agency, effective August 28, 2019. David McGovern, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic […]

Government of Canada invests in conservation and transit for the mountain national parks

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by admin_amppe

August 29th, Banff, Alberta, Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the ecological integrity of Canada’s national parks, while ensuring that Canadians can continue to connect with and enjoy the natural and cultural treasures of these iconic places. Today, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for […]

Sunshine ski resort owner gets unfair offer he can’t refuse from feds

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Licia Corbella, Opinion Columnist- The Calgary Herald, 01/23/19. The Collins dictionary defines extortion as “the crime of obtaining something from someone, especially money, by using force or threats.” Parks Canada, then, may have just become this country’s largest extortionist. On Monday, Ralph Scurfield, president and CEO of Sunshine Village — the ski resort he […]

Icefields Trail Project Abandoned

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook, 25/01/19. Banff– A controversial $86.4 million bike trail in Jasper National Plan is officially off the table. Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 23), the federal government announced it wouldn’t be proceeding with the 107-kilometre paved trail between Jasper and the Columbia Icefield. There were plans to eventually extend the trail to […]

AMPPE Gala November 10th: A White Party Celebrating Winter!

Posted on October 4th, 2018 by admin_amppe

The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is excited to announce our 18th annual fundraising Gala! This year, we are celebrating Winter in the Rocky Mountains with a White Party, which will take place at the Van Horne ballroom at the Fairmont Banff Springs on Saturday, November 10th. As the title of the […]