OTTAWA, April 13, 2007 /CNW Telbec/ – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, today apologized to Ecotrust Canada for any inconvenience that may have ensued since the launch of the $1.5 billion Canada ecoTrust for Clean Air and Climate Change.

After we launched the initiative, it came to our attention that this non-profit organization was already using the name "EcoTrust Canada". To avoid any possibility of confusion, we have agreed to stop using this name.

The Government of Canada is pleased that an amicable solution could be found between the two parties.

For further information: Eric Richer, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of the Environment, (613) 280-6064; Environment Canada Media Relations, (819) 934-8008, 1-888-908-8008