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Upcoming event – An Overview of the Environmental Petitions Process March 7, 2008

Posted by Raul in Uncategorized.
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Those of you who belong to Connecting Environmental Professionals already may know about this event, but if you didn’t know, there will be two presentations by the Environmental Petitions Manager.

*I haven’t figured out how to “quote” in the same way as you do on Blogger, so apologies for not having the following text in quotations* The following comes from the invitational e-mail:

The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development is responsible for the administration of the environmental petitions process within the Office of the Auditor General. The environmental petitions  process allows any resident or organization within Canada to submit a petition to Ministers of 28 Federal departments or agencies to obtain a formal written response to their questions or concerns relating to the federal government’s management of the environment. Though the process does not guarantee the Federal Government will take action to address the issue raised in a petition, it does require each minister of a petitioned department to personally respond to the questions. These responses constitute a public response which we post on our website and may be referenced by other individuals. Furthermore, our 2007 survey of past petitioners’ has confirmed the fact that petitioners’ do believe the petitions process has had an impact on the government’s management of environmental issues.

At UBC: 

When: Thursday March 13th, 2008 from 12.30pm to 1:30pm

Where: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall @ UBC

Why: Because transparency in environmental information is very important!

Will I be there? Most likely.

There are other two dates at SFU and UVic, and if you are keen to go to those campuses, send me a message or leave a comment and I’ll forward you the information on those other two locations.

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1. Stephen Rees - March 7, 2008

> I haven’t figured out how to “quote”

In the “visual” edit window there is a button on the menu bar – a blue arrow and some lines which means “indent list/blockquote” or use alt+shift+q

2. Raul - March 9, 2008

Thanks Stephen!


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