Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Ottawa, 4 April 2018—The 2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.
Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s media lock-up to be held Tuesday, 24 April 2018, from 7 am to 9:45 am (Eastern TimeET).
Please proceed to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’sOAG’s security checkpoint on the main floor of 240 Sparks Street, West Tower. Please be prepared to present photo identification.
We are working to reduce our paper consumption. Thank you for supporting our efforts by bringing your Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet to the lock-up so that you can connect to our secure wireless network. Through this wireless network, you will be able to access an embargoed copy of our 2018 Spring Reports and other related material, and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada website. We will unlock the wireless network once the reports are tabled in the House of Commons so that you can file your articles without delay. Please note that very few paper copies of the reports will be on hand.
Journalists may leave the media lock-up at 9:45 am, but are required to maintain the embargo until the reports are tabled in the House of Commons, shortly after 10:00 am. Internet access will be available for filing stories once the reports have been tabled.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
National Press Theater, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa
To book an interview, please call 1-888-761-5953.
The 2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development are as follows:
Report 1—Salmon Farming. We examined whether Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency managed the risks associated with salmon aquaculture in a manner that protected wild fish.
Report 2—Canada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We examined whether the Government of Canada was prepared to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Report 3—Conserving Biodiversity. This audit focused on whether Environment and Climate Change Canada provided national leadership and coordination to conserve Canada’s biodiversity. It also examined whether responsible federal departments and agencies were working to meet selected biodiversity conservation targets.
The 2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development will be available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Website immediately following tabling.
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