The 2016 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 31 May 2016.
The report summarizes the issues raised by Canadians in the 15 environmental petitions that were received between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 and were forwarded to federal departments and agencies for response. Key issues included the transport of hazardous substances and environmental and human health.
The purpose of this annual report is to inform Parliament and Canadians about the number, nature, and status of petitions and responses received between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, as required by section 23 of the Auditor General Act.
The environmental petitions process remains a unique way for Canadian residents to bring their concerns and questions about environmental issues to the attention of the federal ministers responsible and to obtain responses from them.
The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development administers the environmental petitions process on behalf of the Auditor General. In addition to monitoring and reporting, the Commissioner posts summaries of the environmental petitions received and responses given on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's website, and carries out outreach activities.
Watch for her report May 31, 2016.
View 2015 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
View 2015-2016 Report on Plans and Priorities
View Feeling The Heat: Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2015
View Commission For Environmental Cooperation website
View Reports to Parliament