Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2020 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2020 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Ottawa, 13 October 2020—The 2020 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

News conference

Journalists are invited to attend a news conference with Andrew Hayes, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.

Teleconference:
Phone numbers: 1-866-805-7923 / 613-960-7518
Access code: 7346579#
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (eastern timeET)

Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery will be able to attend in person if all public health requirements can be met.

Location:
Room 200, Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Interviews:

To book an interview, please call 1-888-761-5953 or email infomedia@oag-bvg.gc.ca.

The 2020 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development are as follows:

Report 1—Follow-up Audit on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. This audit focused on the extent to which Transport Canada and the Canada Energy Regulator implemented the Commissioner’s 2011 and 2015 recommendations about these organizations’ compliance and enforcement responsibilities, to ensure that dangerous goods are transported safely.

Report 2—Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies—Safe and Healthy Communities. This review focused on whether federal departments and agencies contributed to the goal of safe and healthy communities set out in the 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. Federal departments and agencies that contribute to this goal must indicate in their departmental sustainable development strategies which of their departmental targets and actions contribute to the federal goal. They are required to report their progress on these targets and actions each year to Parliament in the supplementary tables to their departmental results reports.

Report 3—Environmental Petitions Annual Report. This annual report on petitions informs Parliament and Canadians about the number, nature, and status of environmental petitions and the government’s responses received between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

The 2020 Fall 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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