A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada

The Consultation paper on a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada can be downloaded from http://www.ec.gc.ca   It includes a message from the Minister of the Environment and invites input from Canadians.  The document states that the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy includes environmental sustainability as an integral part of the Government's decision-making processes.  The document states that the Strategy will replace the individual department strategies for sustainable development which key federal departments and agencies had to table under the Auditor General Act.  The consultation document states that the Government is now seeking advice from the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development, The Sustainable Development Advisory Council, Parliament and all interested Canadians.  Comments are invited up till July 12 2010.  A summary of the public input received will be posted online shortly after the completion of the review period.