Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions

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VI. Conclusion

In consultation with Canadians, the government has developed a regulatory framework that introduces an integrated approach to the implementation of mandatory reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants while preserving economic growth. The government understands that air issues are of concern locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Canada cannot expect others to act unless Canadians are prepared to take significant, measurable action at home.

Through this regulatory framework, the government is implementing enforceable measures for the major sources of air emissions: industry, transportation, and consumer and commercial products. In addition to delivering significant reductions in emissions, the framework provides regulatory certainty with specific emission targets and timelines, flexible compliance options, and regular monitoring and review in order to provide a complete package that delivers a better overall outcome than previous plans.