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Please note that preliminary data were used in this publication. Please refer to CANSIM tables 153-0052 to 153-0056; 153-0117 to 153-0120 for revised data.

This publication presents estimates from the Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures (SEPE), 2010. The survey provides a measure of the expenditures made by Canadian industry to comply with present or anticipated environmental regulations, conventions and voluntary agreements. The survey also collects information on environmental management practices and environmental technologies used by industry for the purpose of preventing, abating or controlling pollution.

Environmental regulations, current and anticipated, play a major role in the evolution of industry spending on environmental protection. Governments in Canada impose various environmental regulations regarding the prevention or reduction of air emissions, effluents, solid waste, as well as the protection of wildlife and habitat. However, industry spending on environmental protection may also be affected by environmental conventions and voluntary agreements between governments and industry representatives.

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