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Thursday, 6th October 2011

2011 October Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development [Canada]

Source: Office of the Auditor General of Canada

From the Commissioner's Perspective, Introduction:

As Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, my role is to inform Parliament about how well the federal government is managing its environmental and sustainable development commitments. Through objective audit reports, we provide members of Parliament with the information they need to hold the federal government accountable for its action or its inaction.

In this report, I present the results of our audit work on

  • the federal government’s assessment of cumulative environmental effects of oil sands projects in northern Alberta, and
  • its climate change plans under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act.

I also provide some perspective on recently completed audit work that I believe will be helpful to members of Parliament, as they conduct a statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Available in HTML in three parts:

Full report (all three parts) in PDF, 361 KB



Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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