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This publication, a highlights report, the related websites and web-based information system were prepared by Environment Canada (EC) and Statistics Canada (STC) with input from Health Canada (HC). The summary of socio-economic information was prepared by Statistics Canada. The reports and web products reflect the efforts of many people. These range from scientific research and nationwide monitoring of environmental changes to assembling the data and defining, analysing and calculating the indicators, and from writing, reviewing and revising the reports and web products to planning the next steps for the overall initiative.

These reports would not have been possible without the input and co-operation of numerous program staff throughout Environment Canada and Statistics Canada as well as Health Canada and the provincial and territorial governments (see the complete list of contributors). In particular, the new water quality indicator would not have been possible without the provision of data, co-operation and expert water quality advice from the provinces and territories. The air quality indicator relies on the National Air Pollution Surveillance Network Database, made possible through federal–provincial–territorial collaboration. We thank all of those who provided data and analysis, advice and comments, as well as production and co-ordination expertise for these reports and websites. Finally, we also wish to recognize the many other people who have worked on various aspects of the development, approval and financing of this initiative over the past two years.

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Catalogue no. 16-251-XWE

Frequency: Annual

ISSN 1715-9547


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