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Audit of Contingency Plans for the Meteorological Service of Canada Weather Prediction Program

March 2008

Report Clearance Steps

Report sent for Management Response - December 2007
Management response received - January 2008
Report completed - January 2008
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC) - March 2008

Acronyms used in the report

AQI - Air Quality Index
AQF - Air Quality Forecasting
AQHI - Air Quality Health Index
BAQS - Border Air Quality Strategy
EC - Environment Canada
HC - Health Canada
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
PM - Particulate Matter


The evaluation team would like to thank the numerous individuals who provided assistance to this project, including:

  • Environment Canada personnel in the Meteorological Service of Canada who led the delivery of the Air Quality Forecasting Component of BAQS for Environment Canada and provided coordination, support and oversight for the delivery of this evaluation;
  • Environment Canada's Audit and Evaluation Branch who provided oversight and review support; and
  • All other federal departmental personnel, project partners and external contacts who responded to our inquiries and requests for documentary evidence, and provided detailed insights and comments crucial to the development of this report.

Prepared by Stratos Inc., Alison Kerry, management consultant and Cathy Wilkinson for Environment Canada

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