Departments of the Government of Canada
|Minister||John Baird (Canadian politician)|
|Parliamentary Secretary||Mark Warawa|
|Responsibilities||Meteorological Service of Canada|
Canadian Ice Service
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Water Survey of Canada
National Water Research Institute
National Pollutant Release Inventory
Environment Canada (EC), legally incorporated as the Department of the Environment under the Department of the Environment Act ( R. John Russell Baird, PC, MP (born May 26 1969 is a Canadian politician Mark Warawa (born May 7, 1950) is a Canadian politician Formerly a businessman and loss prevention officer as well as a city councillor in Abbotsford Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. S. , 1985, c. E-10 ), is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and programs as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and conservation of wildlife. A ministry is a specialised organisation responsible for a sector of Government Public administration, sometimes led by a minister, but usually a senior The Canadian Government, formally Her Majesty's Government in Canada, is the Federal government of Canada.
Environment Canada is the lead department within the federal government when it comes to cleaning up hazardous waste and oil spills. For the fictional character see Oil Slick (Transformers. An oil spill is the release of a Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbon into The department is also responsible for meteorology as well as research and education on climate change, as well as international environmental issues (e. Meteorology (from Greek grc μετέωρος metéōros, "high in the sky" and grc -λογία -logia) is the Interdisciplinary Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences g. , Canada-USA air issues).
Responsibility for environmental management in Canada is a shared responsibility between the federal government and provincial/territorial governments. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page For example, provincial governments have primary authority for permitting industrial waste discharges (e. g. , to the air) while the federal government is responsible for the management of toxic substances in the country (e. g. , benzene). Benzene, or benzol, is an organic Chemical compound and a known Carcinogen with the molecular formula C 6 H 6 Environment Canada provides stewardship of the Environmental Choice Program, which provides consumers with an eco-labelling for products manufactured within Canada or services that meet international label standards of (GEN) Global Ecolabelling Network. Environmental Choice Program was established by Environment Canada in 1988 with over 300 categories of products to help consumers identify services/products which are less harmful The Global Ecolabelling Network is a non-profit interest group composed of 26 eco-label organisations throughout the world
Environment Canada is currently (2005-present) undergoing a structural transformation to centralize authority and decision-making, and to standardize policy implementation.
John Baird is the current Minister of the Environment (2007-). John Russell Baird, PC, MP (born May 26 1969 is a Canadian politician The Minister of the Environment ( French: Ministre de l'Environnement) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible
Environment Canada is divided into several geographic regions:
The department has several organizations which carry out specific tasks:
Environment Canada Enforcement Branch is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and pollution provisions of the Fisheries Act and corresponding regulations. The Water Survey of Canada is a scientific branch of Canada 's Department of the Environment that is responsible for monitoring the nation's freshwater resources The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI is Canada 's legislated publicly-accessible inventory of Pollutants released (to air water and land disposed of
The Governor-in-Council appoints Enforcement Officers and pursuant to section 217(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, enforcement officers of Environment Canada have all the powers of peace officers. The Queen-in-Council (or during the reign of a male monarch King-in-Council) is the technical term of Constitutional law that refers to the exercise of Executive A law enforcement officer (also called peace officer) in North America, is any public-sector person charged with upholding the peace, mainly
More information: EC Enforcement Branch
The National Parks Act is a Canadian federal law that regulates protection of natural areas of national significance The Canadian Environmental Protection Act of 1999 is "An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute The Department of the Environment Act establishes Environment Canada as the federal agency in Canada responsible for the preservation and enhancement of the quality The Migratory Birds Convention Act (also MBCA) is a Canadian law established in 1917 and significantly updated in June 1994 which contains regulations to