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Enforcement

In order to stay on the leading edge of environmental and wildlife enforcement, Environment Canada collaborates with organizations across Canada and around the world.  In fact, the Department's Strategic Enforcement Framework recognises that partnerships - both domestic and international - are key to achieving environmental results. Many of Environment Canada's successful enforcement activities are joint operations with organisations that have similar mandates and priorities.

Environment Canada works bilaterally with the United States (US) to conduct cross-border operations. This bilateral work is done with US federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as with US state-level environmental and wildlife agencies.

Multilaterally and regionally, the Department works through institutions such as Interpol, the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement and the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation's Enforcement Working Group. Environment Canada works through these international institutions in order to share information, best practices and operational intelligence, and to build and maintain strong enforcement networks.

For further information on Environment Canada's work in enforcement, please go to the Enforcement section.