By the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)
In 2001, the NRTEE launched a program to address the emerging importance of Canadian cities. In particular, it aimed to determine a continued and expanded role for the federal government in urban environmental issues, through the use of more effective fiscal policy.
This report is the product of research and consultation among key stakeholders including representatives from across the country, all three levels of government, the private sector and the environmental community. It proposes 11 high-priority recommendations for immediate implementation, falling under four mutually supportive themes: getting the federal house in order; supporting the use of urban transit; promoting sustainable infrastructure; and encouraging the efficient use of energy and land.
Environmental Quality in Canadian Cities: The Federal Role
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