canada's environmental record

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Report mostly an anti-development manifesto that says little about the health or breadth of Canadian parks and protected areas.


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Concentrations of two of the air pollutants of greatest concern have generally decreased across Canada since 2000.


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With Earth Day fresh in our mind, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on several widely-circulated reports that paint Canada as such an environmental laggard that we supposedly rank 28th out of 29 among developed countries.

One such study, Canada vs. the OECD: An Environmental Comparison, concludes that Canada has one of the poorest environmental records in the industrialized world. The report rankings have subsequently been used to support policy recommendations, without reference to the limitations and biases of the methodology.