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The contributions of the respondents, Environment Canada, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada and provincial environmental departments were critical to the successful completion of the surveys and are gratefully acknowledged.

This was a cooperative project jointly managed by the Environment Accounts and Statistics Division under the direction of Robert Smith, Director and Bruce Mitchell, Chief, Environmental Protection Accounts and Surveys and Special Surveys Division under the direction of Lorna Bailie, Director and Charles Delorme, Chief, Education Surveys. Data collection for the survey was conducted by the Survey Operations Division (Duncan Wrighte, Director).

John Marshall served as project manager and editor.

Major contributions to the project were made at various times by the following:

  • Sandra Mackie
  • Gordon Dewis
  • Neil Rothwell
  • Lia Gendron
  • Serge Legault
  • Sara Guay
  • Linda McCormick
  • Terry Nelligan
  • Jennie Wang
  • Avani Babooram
  • Amanda Elliott

Thank you to the following people for their contributions in the areas of data collection, data processing, table creation, editing, reviewing, editing, proofreading, dissemination and technical development:

  • Michael Bordt
  • Geoff Bowlby
  • Breanne Buchanan
  • Cynthia Campeau
  • Will Gibbons
  • Jason Guay
  • Sarah Herring
  • Elizabeth Irving
  • Hélène Laniel
  • Marc Lavergne
  • Dave Lawrence
  • Marcel Levesque
  • Heather MacCuaig
  • Rowena Orok

As well, we would like to acknowledge the vital contribution made to this project by the staff in Statistics Canada's regional offices. This project would not have been possible without their efforts.

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued co-operation and goodwill.

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Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada.

© Minister of Industry, 2008

Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement.

Catalogue no. 11-526-X

Frequency: Biennial

ISSN 1913-5270