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Environment Canada promises to improve criteria to assess water monitoring

Departments are building on their activities in relation to the environment through credible science, successful partnerships, and a commitment to high-quality service delivery to Canadians.

Michael Keenan is assistant deputy minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Department of the Environment. The following is his testimony he delivered to the House Environment Committee last December in response to Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan's report on water and oceans.

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Environment Canada promises to improve criteria to assess water monitoring

Departments are building on their activities in relation to the environment through credible science, successful partnerships, and a commitment to high-quality service delivery to Canadians.

Michael Keenan is assistant deputy minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Department of the Environment. The following is his testimony he delivered to the House Environment Committee last December in response to Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan's report on water and oceans.

  

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Monday, September 15, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

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The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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