CEPA Review

The CEPA Review site is a source of public information about activities related to the department's preparations related to the Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

CEPA 1999 is an important tool in Canada for the protection of the environment. The Act and its administration must be reviewed by Parliament every five years. This Parliamentary Review provides the Government of Canada with an opportunity to review the contribution of CEPA to the goals of pollution prevention, sustainable development and federal/provincial/territorial/aboriginal cooperation. The Parliamentary Review also provides an opportunity for Canadians to contribute feedback on how well they feel the Act is protecting the environment and human health.

Canadians from all walks of life have provided input to Health Canada and Environment Canada's preparations for the Parliamentary Review by making their views known. A summary document of what the departments have heard through public workshops and through web-based consultations is available through this site's Public Consultation section.

If you are interested in learning more about CEPA 1999 and how it works, or if you are interested in certain aspects of CEPA 1999, please refer to the "Guide to Understanding the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999". This site also contains information related to the Parliamentary Review process and the various mechanisms we have used to engage Canadians. You can also access more information on the Act by clicking on the Related Resourcessection on the sidebar.