Auditor General Act

Version of section 21.1 from 2008-06-26 to 2010-12-14:

Marginal note:Purpose

 In addition to carrying out the functions referred to in subsections 23(3) and (4), the purpose of the Commissioner is to provide sustainable development monitoring and reporting on the progress of category I departments towards sustainable development, which is a continually evolving concept based on the integration of social, economic and environmental concerns, and which may be achieved by, among other things,

  • (a) the integration of the environment and the economy;

  • (b) protecting the health of Canadians;

  • (c) protecting ecosystems;

  • (d) meeting international obligations;

  • (e) promoting equity;

  • (f) an integrated approach to planning and making decisions that takes into account the environmental and natural resource costs of different economic options and the economic costs of different environmental and natural resource options;

  • (g) preventing pollution; and

  • (h) respect for nature and the needs of future generations.

  • 1995, c. 43, s. 5;
  • 2008, c. 33, s. 16.
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