Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

 

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A presentation by Julie Gelfand, Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on the tabling of her Fall 2018 reports.

The 2018 reports that will be discussed include:
(1) Toxic Substances
– “The government does not know how well it is meeting its goal of protecting Canadians from the risk of toxic substances”

(2) Protecting Marine Mammals
– “The government did little to protect marine mammals from the risk of commercial fishing and navigation until recently.”

(3) Sustainable Development Strategies (specifically on strategic environmental assessment)
– “The government does not know how well it is meeting its goal of protecting Canadians from the risk of toxic substances”

(4) Environmental Petitions (with a number of interesting case studies, e.g., Agenda 2030 and nuclear liability insurance)
– “Petitioners not satisfied by ministers’ answers to questions about the environment and sustainable development.”

This webinar is presented jointly by CEGN and The Sustainability Network.

About Julie:

Julie Gelfand was appointed as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in March 2014.

Before joining the Office of the Auditor General, Ms. Gelfand held the positions of Chief Advisor at Rio Tinto Canada and of Vice-President of Environment and Social Responsibility at the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC).

Prior to joining IOC, Ms. Gelfand was Vice-President, Sustainable Development at the Mining Association of Canada and co-chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Centre of Excellence, under the federal CSR Strategy for the Canadian International Extractive Sector.

From 1992 to 2008, she served as President of Nature Canada. She also founded and chaired the Green Budget Coalition.