EnviroStats, Winter 2007

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In this issue

Latest indicators
2005 to 2006
percentage change


Gross domestic product
July 2007 to August 2007
percentage change


Greenhouse gas emissions
2004 to 2005
percentage change


Particulate matter  (PM2.5)
2000 to 2005

No significant trend

Ground-level ozone
1990 to 2005
median percent change per year



Canada's natural resource wealth at a glance

Kazi Islam

Natural resources, including energy, timber and minerals, contribute significantly to Canada's total wealth. This article examines the growth in resource wealth, from 1997 to 2006. It also describes the changes in natural resource prices, reserves and extraction costs. [Full article in HTML]

Trip chaining while driving—comparing men's and women's behaviour

Gord Baldwin and Sean Fagan

This article examines driving and commuting patterns from a gender perspective. Trip chaining, the practice of stopping at intermediate points during a journey, is analyzed using data from the 2005 Canadian Vehicle Survey. Next-stage destinations and the number of stops made while driving are compared for men and women. [Full article in HTML]

Blowing up a storm: Snowblowers in Canada

Nancy Hofmann

Snowblower ownership is affected by a variety of socio-economic, cultural and climatic factors. This article shows household ownership of gas-powered snowblowers in 2006, by province, using data from the Households and the Environment Survey. It also presents data on snowblower ownership in certain cities, juxtaposed with data on average snowfall. [Full article in HTML]

Population change in Canada's drainage areas

Giuseppe Filoso and Doug Trant

Data from the Census are mapped, showing how Canada's population changed from 1981 to 2006. [Full article in HTML]


Read about recent and upcoming releases, and new activities in the areas of environmental and sustainable development statistics. [Full article in HTML]


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