International Rules on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter to be Strengthened

OTTAWA, March 24, 2006 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment is pleased to announce that a significant milestone for the protection of the international marine environment has been reached today with the entry into force of the London Protocol. As a result of a recent surge of ratifications in recent months, and finally the ratification by Mexico in February 2006, the Protocol officially enters into force today.

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