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Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Note: This publication was updated in June, 2017: Update – Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Climate change is increasingly challenging the sustainability of Canada’s $3.5-billion marine fisheries and aquaculture, two industries of particular economic and social importance to communities on all three coasts. The challenges of dealing with climate change are…

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Market (dis)Connection in Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Sectors

(Disponible en français : (In)accessibilité du pétrole et du gaz canadiens aux marchés) To be profitable, energy resources must be transported economically under favourable market conditions. Recent shifts in the trade dynamics of Canada’s oil and gas sectors shed light on the critical link between transportation infrastructure and market access. OIL: Increasing western production needs…

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Assessing Canada’s Environmental Performance

Penny Becklumb Tim Williams Resources and Environment Section The health of Canadians and their social and economic well-being are highly dependent on the quality of their environment. One way to assess environmental quality is to use indicators that convey complex information as easily understood measures. The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators initiative, or CESI, is the…

Water Pollution From Microplastic Beads In Consumer Products: Public And Private Sector Response

(Disponible en français : Pollution de l’eau par des microbilles de plastique provenant de produits de consommation : la réponse des secteurs public et privé) Note: This publication was updated in April, 2015: Update: Water Pollution from Microplastic Beads in Consumer Products Plastic has long been a known contaminant in the world’s oceans. Of particular…