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New Report--Critical Steps for Canada: Environmental Health Lessons Across Borders

The Conference Board of Canada recently released Critical Steps for Canada: Environmental Health Lessons Across Borders.

This report for the Conference Board’s Canadian Centre for Environmental Health examines the innovative approaches taken by governments in three jurisdictions: Australia, Sweden, and California. These jurisdictions have given priority to environmental health and have taken strategic and coordinated action to tackle environmental issues.

The report concludes that a pan-Canadian environmental health strategy could help create alignment and coordinated action among the key stakeholder groups, including governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, labour unions and research organizations. The strategy should set clear and achievable goals, objectives and targets and ensure that these are measured, monitored and reported on, and supported by effective legislation and regulations.

The report is published by the Conference Board’s Canadian Centre for Environmental Health (CCEH), which is an inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary network of public sector, private sector and non-profit organizations. The CCEH will be conducting further work in the area of developing a pan-Canadian approach.

For more information, please visit http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/newsrelease/10-51.aspx.  Access to the full document requires registration and payment of a fee.