OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today issued the following statement on behalf of the Government of Canada in response to the tabling of the 2015 Fall Report from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
"I would like to thank Commissioner Gelfand for her dedication as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. We welcome her recommendations and we will ensure they are addressed. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the health and safety of Canadians and to protecting our environment. This report helps us identify specific areas for improvement.
"Our economy and the environment go hand in hand. This report is an objective and independent analysis of the efforts that the Government has made to protect the environment and outlines the importance of fostering sustainable development going forward."
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-934-8008