Commissioner of the Environment & Sustainable Development, Canada audits Government & oversees petititons

Fall Splendor, Canada by Guy Mayer; Creative Commons Licence.

The Canadian Commisioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development is appointed by the Auditor General of Canada for a seven year term, and “provides parliamentarians with objective, independent analysis and recommendations on the federal government’s efforts to protect the environment and foster sustainable development.”

The Commissioner conducts performance audits and is also responsible for monitoring the sustainable development strategies of federal departments, overseeing the environmental petitions process; and auditing the government’s management of environmental and sustainable development issues through reports to parliament.

The Auditor General’s office is also concerned with long-term fiscal stability and have done reports for example on children and future generations.

 

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