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Minister of Environment and Climate Change launches public consultation for Canada's draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

February 26, 2016 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Today the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released the draft 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) for a 120‑day period of public consultation.

Canadians are encouraged to share their viewson what a sustainable Canada looks like,which environmental sustainability targets the Government of Canada should aim for over the next three years, and how those targets can best be measured and reported.

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“I am inviting all Canadians to take a look at the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and help us improve it. Your feedback will ensure that our plan reflects the knowledge and perspectives of Canadians and will help us shape the final strategy.”

– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick facts

  • The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy can be found on the Government of Canada’s website. Comments may be submitted until June 24, 2016.
  • The draft strategy is presented in new, user‑friendly, sortable digital format that makes it easier for Canadians to get involved and share their views using the comment box on each page.
  • The draft strategy contains many improvements. It is a more integrated strategy that reflects the connections between the environment, the economy and the well‑being of Canadians.
  • The 2015 Progress Report on the previous strategy was also released, providing Canadians with scientific information about the progress made over the past three years and the sustainable development challenges ahead.

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