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ARCHIVED - A Guide to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 March 2000

Introduction

This synopsis is an explanation of key parts of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The Act aims to make pollution prevention the priority approach to environmental protection.

Both the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have responsibilities under this legislation. 1


1 In this document and in the Act, "Minister" means the Minister of the Environment and "Ministers" means the Ministers of the Environment and Health.

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